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Birman, Joseph L. (Joseph Leon) 1927-2016

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Works: 78 works in 165 publications in 2 languages and 1,951 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Joseph L Birman
 
Most widely held works by Joseph L Birman
Frontiers in condensed matter theory : proceedings of US-USSR conference, 1st, December 4-9, 1989, New York by Melvin J Lax( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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High-temperature superconductivity by V. L Ginzburg( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of light scattering in condensed matter : [proceedings of the First Joint USA-USSR Symposium on the Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter, Moscow, USSR, May 26-30, 1975] by Bernard Bendow( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Binational USA-USSR Seminar-Symposium on the Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter was held in Moscow 26-30 May 1975. The initial conception for a light scattering seminar of about fifty scientists - half from each side, including theorists and experimenters "well versed in theory" - arose from discussions between Professor J. L. Birman and Professor K. K. Rebane at the 1971 Paris International Conference on Light Scattering in Solids. This conception won approval among the active scientists on both sides. After considerable planning and some delays, it received both material support and encouragement from the appro­ priate organizations on each side: in the USA: The National Science Foundation (Division of International Programs), and the National Academy of Sciences; in the USSR: the Academy of Sciences USSR. A variety of reasons contributed to the positive response on both sides: for example, the considerable and high level of theoretical and experimental scientific activity on both sides in laser-related light scattering, optics, and generally - electro­ dynamics of condensed media - some along rather similiar lines; the impediments to free and easy communication and travel be­ tween USA and USSR scientists working on related problems; plus the desire to improve both contacts, and the free flow of informa­ tion and individuals, to the mutual advantage of both sides
Light scattering in solids by Joseph L Birman( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second USA-USSR Symposium on Light Scattering in Con densed Matter was held in New York City 21-25 May 1979. The present volume is the proceedings of that conference, and contains all manuscripts received prior to 1 August 1979, representing scientific contributions presented. A few manus cripts were not received, but for completeness the corresponding abstract is printed. No record was kept of the discussion, so that some of the flavor of the meeting is missing. This is par ticularly unfortunate in the case of some topics which were in a stage of rapid development and where the papers presented sti mulated much discussion - such as the sessions on spatial dis persion and resonance inelastic (Brillouin or Raman) scattering in crystals, enhanced Raman scattering from molecules on metal surfaces, and the onset of turbulence in fluids. The background and history of the US-USSR Seminar-Symposia on light scattering was given in the preface to the proceedings of the First Symposium held in Moscow May 1975, published as "Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter" ed. B. Bendow, J.L. Birman, V.M. Agranovich (Plenum Press, N.Y. 1976). Strong scientific interest on both sides in continuing this series resulted in a plan for the second symposium to be held in New York in 1977. For a variety of reasons it was necessary to cancel the planned 1977 event, almost at the last minute
Laser optics of condensed matter by Joseph L Birman( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third Binational USA-USSR Symposium titled "Laser Optics of Con densed Matter" was held in Leningrad 1 June - 5 June 1987. This volume con tains the full text of 64 papers presented at (or prepared for) the Symposium in both plenary and poster sessions. This Symposium reestablished the very productive series of "Light Scattering" Binational Symposia which were initi ated in Moscow in 1975. Unfortunately there was an eight-year hiatus follow ing the Second Symposium in New York (1979). This interval, caused by serious chilling of the climate of USA-USSR collaboration, deprived the active scien tists on both sides of the opportunity to meet and interact in the active format of a conference. During this eight year interval there has been very rapid and intense development of scientific activity in the general area of laser optics phe nomena. The development of ultrafast laser sources has permitted rapid advances in time resolved spectroscopy and ultrafast processes; the field of optical bistability and strong nonlinearity became a hot topic; and intense work is now underway to clarify ideas of photon localization. These new dev elopments complement many advances in the study of low dimensional systems such as surfaces, new work on phase transitions, and novel studies of elemen tary excitations such as polariton-excitons in localized environments such as quantum wells and heterojunctions
Theory of crystal space groups and lattice dynamics : infra-red and raman optical processes of insulating crystals by Joseph L Birman( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissue of Encyclopedia of Physics/Handbuch der Physik, Vol. XXV/2b I am very pleased that my book is now to be reprinted and rebound in a new format which should make it accessible at a modest price to students and active researchers in condensed matter physics. In writing this book I had in mind an audience of physicists and chemists with no previous deep exposure to symmetry analysis of crystalline matter, non to the use of symmetry in simplifying and refining predictions of the results of optical experiments. Hence the book was written to explain and illustrate in all necessary detail how to: 1) describe the space group symmetry in terms of space group symmetry operations; 2) obtain irreducible representations and selection rules for optical infra-red and Raman and other transition processes. On the physical side I redeveloped the traditional theory of classical and quantum lattice dynamics, illustrating how space-time symmetry designations in the equations of motion can: 1) simplify and rationalize calculations of the classical eigenvectors of the dynamical equation; 2) permit classification of the eigenstates of the quantum lattice-dynamic pro blem; 3) give specific selection rules for optical infra-red and Raman lattice processes, and thus make "go, no-go" predictions including polarization of absorbed or scattered radiation; and 4) simplify the modern many-body theories of optical processes
Theories of matter : a festschrift for Prof. Joseph L. Birman( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of articles on modern theoretical physics contributed by leading scientists. It is dedicated to Joseph L. Birman for his prolific and outstanding contribution to the field. The topics covered are in the fields of condensed matter and solid state physics, elementary particles and quantum optics
Elementary excitations in solids : a special volume in honour of Professor Minko Balkanski on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and matter Ib = Licht und Materie Ib by Joseph L Birman( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Third Binational USA USSR Symposium on Laser Optics of Condensed Matter : held June 1-6, 1987, in Leningrad, USSR( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Licht und Materie Ib = Light and matter Ib by Joseph L Birman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser optics of condensed matter by Elsa M Garmire( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fourth USA-USSR Symposium. on The Physics of Optical Phenomena and Their Use as Probes of Matter, was held in Irvine, California, January 23-27, 1990. Participating in the Symposium were 22 scientists from the USSR and 29 from the USA. In addition, to provide an international dimension to this Symposium without, however, compromising significantly its essentially binational character, 7 non-US and non-USSR scientists were invited to take part in it. The present volume is the proceedings of that Symposium, and contains all manuscripts received prior to August 1, 1990, representing. scientific contributions presented. A few manuscripts were not received, but for completeness the corresponding abstract is printed.. Three previous USA/USSR Binational Symposia on related topics have been held, viz. "Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter" (Moscow, 1975), "Light Scattering in Solids" (New York, 1979), and "Laser Optics of Condensed Matter" (Leningrad, 1987). These meetings were evaluated by the participants as highly successful and provided invaluable oppor­ tunities for researchers to exchange information and to initiate colla­ borative work which led to research visits by US physicist to Soviet laboratories, and vice versa, and which continue to the present day
The theory of light scattering in solids : proceedings of the first Soviet-American symposium, Moscow, 26-30 May 1975 by Joint USA-USSR Symposium on the Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strings, conformal fields, and M-theory by Michio Kaku( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"String theory (and its latest incarnation, M-theory) has advanced at an astonishing pace in the last decade, and this book aims to acquaint the reader with the most active topics of research in the field. Building on the foundations laid in his Introduction to Superstrings and M-Theory, Kaku discusses such topics as conformal field theory, knot theory, the Yang-Baxter relation, quantum groups, nonpolynomial string field theory, topological field theory, S-T-U dualities, D-branes, and M-theory. The book conveys the vitality of current research in string theory and M-theory and places the reader at its forefront."--Jacket
Introduction to superstrings and M-theory by Michio Kaku( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstrings and M-theory are provocative and controversial, but unarguably among the most interesting and active areas of research in current physics. Called by some "the theory of everything," superstrings may solve a problem that has eluded physicists for the past 50 years, the final unification of the two great theories of the twentieth century, general relativity and quantum field theory. Now, here is a thoroughly revised, second edition of a course-tested comprehensive introductory graduate text on superstrings which stresses the most current areas of interest, not covered in other presentations, including four-dimensional superstrings, Kac-Moody algebras, Teichmuller spaces and Calabi-Yau manifolds, M-theory membranes and D-branes, duality and BPS relations, and matrix models. Prerequisites are an acquaintance with quantum mechanics and relativity
Multiple scattering in solids by Antonios Gonis( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes multiple scattering theory, a general technique for solving linear partial differential equations by dividing space into regions to which the equations are independently applied and then assembling a global solution from the partial ones. It is intended for researchers and graduate students involved in calculations of the electronic structure of materials, but it will also be of interest to workers in quantum chemistry, electron microscopy, acoustics, optics, and other fields."--Jacket
Tataikei no ryōshiron : Gihō to ōyō by Joseph L Birman( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser cooling and trapping by Harold J Metcalf( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laser cooling allows one to slow atoms to roughly the speed of a mosquito and to control their motion with unprecedented precision. This elegant technique, whereby atoms, molecules, and even microscopic beads of glass can be trapped in small regions of free space by beams of light and subsequently moved at will using other beams, has revolutionized many areas of physics. In particular, it provides a useful research tool for the study of individual atoms, for investigating the details of chemical reactions, and even for the study of atomic motion in the quantum domain."--BOOK JACKET. "The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students who have some basic knowledge of optics and quantum mechanics."--Jacket
Physics of critical fluctuations by Yuli M Ivanchenko( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical and experimental studies of phase transitions are at the forefront of modern condensed-matter physics. The seminal insight into the role played by fluctuations led to the renormalization group, an approach that has proved extremely useful in many other fields as well. This text considers a wide variety of problems in the theory of phase transitions, revealing their common features as well as their distinctions. Formal aspects are developed as required in discussions of particular systems, and theory is compared to experiment wherever possible. This book begins with a review of the classical approach, including the main aspects of a self-consistent treatment of systems with broken symmetry and a discussion of the Ginzburg-Landau functional. It then turns to a treatment of the renormalization group, discussing both Wilson's formulation based on Kadanoff's scale invariance as well as the approach using field theory. The authors then turn to a generalized approach using scale equations, which eliminates many of the problems of the other formulations. Subsequent chapters discuss applications of this approach: first to simple models; then to more realistic systems such as complex Heisenberg magnets, antiferromagnets, ferroelectrics, impure systems, and high-T[subscript c] superconductors. Finally, in the last two chapters many of these systems are analyzed within the framework of exactly solvable models. Suitable for advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students in physics, the text assumes some knowledge of statistical mechanics, but is otherwise self-contained
Conformal field theory by Philippe Di Francesco( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filling an important gap in the literature, this comprehensive text develops conformal field theory from first principles. The treatment is self-contained, pedagogical, and exhaustive, and includes a great deal of background material on quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Lie algebras and affine Lie algebras. The many exercises, with a wide spectrum of difficulty and subjects, complement and in many cases extend the text. The text is thus not only an excellent tool for classroom teaching but also for individual study. Intended primarily for graduate students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics, mathematical physics, condensed matter theory, statistical physics, the book will also be of interest in other areas of theoretical physics and mathematics. It will prepare the reader for original research in this very active field of theoretical and mathematical physics
 
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Frontiers in condensed matter theory : proceedings of US-USSR conference, 1st, December 4-9, 1989, New York
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Birman, Dž.

Birman, Dzh 1927-

Birman, Dzh., 1927-2016

Birman, Dzhozef L. 1927-

Birman, Dzhozef L., 1927-2016

Birman, J. L. 1927-

Birman, J. L. (Joseph Leon), 1927-

Birman, J. L. (Joseph Leon), 1927-2016

Birman, Joseph 1927-

Birman Joseph L.

Birman, Joseph L. 1927-

Birman, Joseph Leon 1927-

Birman, Joseph Leon, 1927-2016

Joseph L. Birman US-amerikanischer theoretischer Festkörperphysiker

Joseph Leon Birman

Joseph Leon Birman Amerikaans natuurkundige

Joseph Leon Birman físico estadounidense

Joseph Leon Birman physicien américain

Бирман Дж.

Бирман, Дж 1927-

Бирман, Дж. (Джозеф), 1927-2016

Бирман, Джозеф Л., 1927-2016

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