(28 Special - Lect Lecture Notes 28 Notes 28 Special Relativity Relativity The general public's awareness of physics and its importance in our

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The general public's awareness of physics nd its importance in our daily life is decreasing Action must be taken by the international physics community and its importance in our daily life is decreasing. The number of physics students has declined dramatically. to share its visions and convictions about physics with politicians and the public at large. Physics not only plays an important role in the development of science and technology, but also has a tremendous impact on our society . lthough this may be evident to physicists it is not necessarily the case for everyone Although this may be evident to physicists, it is not necessarily the case for everyone. At the dawn of the 21 st century the contributions of physics to ther sciences will be essential to solving global problems ot e sc e ces w be esse t a to so v g g oba p ob e s such as energy production, environmental protection and public health. (Nobel Prizes.)
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Architects of Modern Physics (The Solvay Congress of 1927) A. Piccard P. Ehrenfest Th. De Donder E. Verschaffelt W. Heisenberg L. Brillouin E. Henriot Ed. Herzen E. Schrödinger W. Pauli R.H. Fowler P. Debye M. Knudsen W. L. Bragg H. A. Kramers P. A. M. Dirac A. H. Compton L. de Brogli M. Born N. Bohr L i MP l k M C i HAL t AE i ti PL i C hEG CTRW i l I. Langmuir M. Planck Mme. Curie H. A. Lorentz A. Einstein P. Langevin Ch. E. Guye C. T. R. Wilson O. W. Richardson
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1901 WILHELM CONRAD RÖNTGEN in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him. 902 1902 The prize was awarded jointly to: HENDRIK ANTOON LORENTZ and PIETER ZEEMAN in recognition of the extraordinary service they rendered by their researches into the influence of magnetism upon radiation phenomena. 1903 The prize was divided, one half being awarded to: ANTOINE HENRI BECQUEREL in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous dioactivity radioactivity the other half jointly to: PIERRE CURIE and MARIE CURIE, née SKLODOWSKA in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel. 1904 LORD JOHN WILLIAM STRUTT RAYLEIGH for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies. 905 1905 PHILIPP EDUARD ANTON LENARD for his work on cathode rays. 1906 SIR JOSEPH JOHN THOMSON in recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by gases.
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1907 ALBERT ABRAHAM MICHELSON for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid.
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course PHY 135 taught by Professor Wagihghobriel during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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