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Jaffe, Robert L.

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Works: 95 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 782 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Textbooks  Observations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QC482.S3, 539.7222
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Most widely held works by Robert L Jaffe
Asymptotic realms of physics : essays in honor of Francis E. Low by Alan H Guth( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of energy by Robert L Jaffe( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Physics of Energy provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the scientific principles governing energy sources, uses, and systems. This definitive textbook traces the flow of energy from sources such as solar power, nuclear power, wind power, water power, and fossil fuels through its transformation in devices such as heat engines and electrical generators, to its uses including transportation, heating, cooling, and other applications. The flow of energy through the Earth's atmosphere and oceans, and systems issues including storage, electric grids, and efficiency and conservation are presented in a scientific context along with topics such as radiation from nuclear power and climate change from the use of fossil fuels. Students, scientists, engineers, energy industry professionals, and concerned citizens with some mathematical and scientific background who wish to understand energy systems and issues quantitatively will find this textbook of great interest. Robert L. Jaffe holds the Morningstar Chair in the Department of Physics at MIT. He was formerly director of MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics and recently chaired the American Physical Society's Panel on Public Affairs. Jaffe is best known for his research on the quark substructure of the proton and other strongly interacting particles, on exotic states of matter, and on the quantum structure of the vacuum. He received his BA from Princeton and his PhD from Stanford. In recognition of his contributions to teaching and course development at MIT, Jaffe has received numerous awards including a prestigious MacVicar Fellowship"--
The Cambridge N-body lectures by W Beiglböck( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published under the auspices of the Royal Astronomical Society, this volume contains a set of extensive school tested lectures, with the aim to give a coherent and thorough background knowledge of the subject and to introduce the latest developments in N-body computational astrophysics. The topics cover a wide range from the classical few-body problem with discussions of resonance, chaos and stability to realistic modelling of star clusters as well as descriptions of codes, algorithms and special hardware for N-body simulations. This collection of topics, related to the gravitational N-body problem, will prove useful to both students and researchers in years to come
Aspects of physical biology : biological water, protein solutions, transport and replication by W Beiglböck( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application to Biology of the methodologies developed in Physics is attracting an increasing interest from the scientific community. It has led to the emergence of a new interdisciplinary field, called Physical Biology, with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the biological mechanisms at molecular and cellular levels. Statistical Mechanics in particular plays an important role in the development of this new field. For this reason, the XXth session of the famous Sitges Conference on Statistical Physics was dedicated to "Physical Biology: from Molecular Interactions to Cellular Behavior". As is by now tradition, a number of lectures were subsequently selected, expanded and updated for publication as lecture notes, so as to provide both a state-of-the-art introduction and overview to a number of subjects of broader interest and to favor the interchange and cross-fertilization of ideas between biologists and physicists. The present volume focuses on three main subtopics (biological water, protein solutions as well as transport and replication), presenting for each of the them the on-going debates on recent results. The role of water in biological processes, the mechanisms of protein folding, the phases and cooperative effects in biological solutions, the thermodynamic description of replication, transport and neural activity, all are subjects that are revised in this volume, based on new experiments and new theoretical interpretations
X-ray and neutron reflectivity : principles and applications by W Beiglböck( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A mathematical introduction to conformal field theory by Martin Schottenloher( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first part of this book gives a detailed, self-contained and mathematically rigorous exposition of classical conformal symmetry in n dimensions and its quantization in two dimensions. The second part surveys some more advanced topics of conformal field theory, such as the representation theory of the Virasoro algebra, conformal symmetry within string theory, an axiomatic approach to Euclidean conformally covariant quantum field theory and a mathematical interpretation of the Verlinde formula in the context of moduli spaces of holomorphic vector bundles on a Riemann surface." "The substantially revised and enlarged second edition makes in particular the second part of the book more self-contained and tutorial, with many more examples given. Furthermore, two new chapters on Wightman's axioms for quantum field theory and vertex algebras broaden the survey of advanced topics. An outlook making the connection with most recent developments has also been added."--Jacket
X-ray and Neutron Reflectivity : Principles and Applications by W Beiglböck( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to X-ray and neutron reflectivity techniques and illustrates them with many examples. After a pedagogical introduction on the interaction of X-rays and neutrons with matter, the interplay between the statistics of rough surfaces and interfaces and the scattering of radiation is considered in detail. Specular reflectivity and diffuse scattering are discussed next , in chapters 3 and 4 . The approximations are rigorously introduced and many experimental effects are discussed. The specific aspects of neutron reflectivity require separate treatment, given in chapter 5. Chapter 6 turns to X-ray reflectivity by rough multilayers. Eventually, chapter 7 introduces and discusses the by now well-established method of grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering to investigate nanostructures. For the second edition, the material has been completely reorganized so as to meet the demand for a modern multi-author textbook for PhD students and young researchers. All chapters have further been throughly revised, updated and, where appropriate, suitably augmented. The first edition was been published as Lect. Notes Phys. m58 in the same series
Jets from young stars III : numerical MHD and instabilities by W Beiglböck( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains the lecture notes of the Third JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars focussing on Numerical MHD and Instabilities. The introductory lectures presented here cover the basic concepts of the numerical methods for the integration of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic equations and of the applications of these methods to the treatment of the instabilities relevant for the physics of stellar jets. The first part of the book contains an introduction to the finite difference and finite volume methods for computing the solutions of hyperbolic partial differential equations and a discussion of approximate Riemann solvers for both hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic problems. The second part is devoted to the discussion of some of the main instability processes that may take place in stellar jets, namely: the Kelvin-Helmholtz, the radiative shock, the pressure driven and the thermal instabilities." "Graduate students and young scientists will benefit from this book by learning how to use the fundamental tools used in computational astro-physical jet research."--Jacket
Exotica by Robert L Jaffe( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrable Hamiltonian Hierarchies : Spectral and Geometric Methods by R Beig( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a detailed derivation of the spectral properties of the Recursion Operators allowing one to derive all the fundamental properties of the soliton equations and to study their Hamiltonian hierarchies. Thus it is demonstrated that the inverse scattering method for solving soliton equations is a nonlinear generalization of the Fourier transform. The book brings together the spectral and the geometric approaches and as such will be useful to a wide readership: from researchers in the field of nonlinear completely integrable evolution equations to graduate and post-graduate students
Impacts on earth by Daniel Benest( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Parity doubling among the baryons by Robert L Jaffe( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and simulation of hard-sphere fluids and related systems by W Beiglböck( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard spheres and related objects (hard disks and mixtures of hard systems) are paradigmatic systems: indeed, they have served as a basis for the theoretical and numerical development of a number of fields, such as general liquids and fluids, amorphous solids, liquid crystals, colloids and granular matter, to name but a few. The present volume introduces and reviews some important basics and progress in the study of such systems."--BOOK JACKET
Interpretation of unusual events from CERN and DESY by L. J Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Euroschool Lectures on Physics with Exotic Beams, Vol. III by W Beiglböck( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume in a series of Lecture Notes based on the highly successful Euro Summer School on Exotic Beams. The aim of these notes is to provide a thorough introduction to radioactive ion-beam physics at the level of graduate students and young postdocs starting out in the field. Each volume covers a range of topics from nuclear theory to experiment and applications. Vol I has been published as LNP 651, ISBN 978-3-540-22399-3; Vol II has been published as LNP 700, ISBN 978-3-540-33786-7
Entanglement and decoherence : foundations and modern trends by A Buchleitner( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book collects a series of advanced lectures on the theoretical foundations of this active research field, from mathematical aspects underlying quantum topology to mesoscopic transport theory." "All lectures start out from an elementary level and proceed along a steel learning curve. This makes the material particularly suitable for student seminars on the more fundamental theoretical aspects of quantum information, and equally useful as supplementary reading for advanced lectures on this topic."--Jacket
Vortex structure and dynamics : lectures of a workshop held in Rouen, France, April 27-28, 1999 by Agnès Maurel( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The object of this book is to present the state of the art and to summarize the most recent advances in the structure and dynamics of vortices. This subject has indeed recently made some remarkable progress, particularly thanks to stu- dies of turbulence, where coherent structures have been shown to play an important role. The book presents four ge- neral reviews on the experimental, numerical, theoretical, and 2D-vortex aspects. In addition to these reviews, a se- ries of articles describe a cross-section of recent work. Some of these studies are concerned with related fields, such as turbulence, aerodynamics, wakes, geophysics, mixing, and particle dynamics
Physics of black holes : a guided tour by W Beiglböck( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail
Geometry and quantum physics : proceedings of the 38. Internationale Universitätswochen fur̈ Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Scladming, Austria, January 9-16, 1999 by H Gausterer( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Euroschool lectures on physics with exotic beams by W Beiglböck( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume in a series of Lecture Notes based on the highly successful Euro Summer School on Exotic Beams. The aim of these notes is to provide a thorough introduction to radioactive ion-beam physics at the level of graduate students and young postdocs starting out in the field. Each volume covers a range of topics from nuclear theory to experiment and applications. Vol I has been published as LNP 651, ISBN 978-3-540-22399-3; Vol II has been published as LNP 700, ISBN 978-3-540-33786-7
 
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X-ray and neutron reflectivity : principles and applicationsA mathematical introduction to conformal field theoryImpacts on earthTheory and simulation of hard-sphere fluids and related systemsVortex structure and dynamics : lectures of a workshop held in Rouen, France, April 27-28, 1999Geometry and quantum physics : proceedings of the 38. Internationale Universitätswochen fur̈ Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Scladming, Austria, January 9-16, 1999
Alternative Names
Jaffe, R. L.

Jaffe, R. L. 1946-

Jaffe, Robert, 1946-

Robert Jaffe American physicist

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Robert Jaffe físic estatunidenc

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Robert Jaffe physicien américain

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Robert L. Jaffe

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