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Phua, K. K.

Works: 84 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 5,850 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QC16.Y364, 530
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by K. K Phua
Statistical physics, high energy, condensed matter and mathematical physics : proceedings of the conference in honor of C.N. Yang's 85th birthday, Singapore, 31 October - 3 November 2007 by M. L Ge( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Conference on Statistical Physics, High Energy, Condensed Matter and Mathematical Physics was held in honor of Professor Chen-Ning Yang's 85th birthday in Singapore in Oct-Nov 2007. The conference paid tribute to the breadth and depth of Professor Yang's achievements in physics and science education since he received his Nobel Prize in Physics fifty years ago." "This notable birthday volume is a collection of the presentations made at the conference by many eminent scientists who had worked closely with him or who have been influenced to some extent by his work." "This book is written for undergraduates, graduates and scientists working in statistical physics, high energy, condensed matter and mathematical physics."--Jacket
Proceedings of the conference in honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday : quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum cosmology and complexity : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 24-26 February 2010 by Harald Fritzsch( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conference on Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity was held in honour of Professor Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday in Singapore on 24-26 February 2010. The conference paid tribute to Professor Gell-Mann's great achievements in the elementary particle physics. This notable birthday volume contains the presentations made at the conference by many eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates C N Yang, G 't Hooft and K Wilson. Other invited speakers include G Zweig, N Samios, M Karliner, G Karl, M Shifman, J Ellis, S Adler and A Zichichi
Wang Gungwu : educator & scholar by Gungwu Wang( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The name Wang Gungwu is iconic. He is one of the most eminent scholars and historians on Asia today and is renowned for his scholarship on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, and the history and civilisation of China and Southeast Asia. His prolific works and copious contributions to journals and as book chapters are a testament to his internationally recognised expertise in East Asian and Southeast Asian area studies. A well-known scholar aside, Wang has also been an inspiring educator since he embarked on an academic career at the University of Malaya and subsequently at the Australian National University as well as a successful administrator when he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong from 1986 to 1995, Chairman of the Institute of East Asian Political Economy from 1996 to 1997, and Director of the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore from 1997 to 2007. This book focuses on Wang Gungwu as an educator and scholar. The volume is organised into three parts. The first section highlights the writings of Wang in the field of higher education. There are 24 selected articles in this collection, many of which were previously published in prominent journals. Several essays originated as keynote speeches at conferences. Spanning over a period of more than three decades from 1971 (when he was with the Australian National University) to 2008 (when he was with the East Asian Institute), Wang shares in the essays his perspectives on a broad range of topics -- the relationship between the university and community (both of which are not monolithic); the role of universities in Asia as global institutions; the benchmark of excellence in education in the Asia-Pacific region; the state of social science study in Asia; the shifting paradigms and their impact on research and writing; and the role of university in shaping modernity in Asia, etc. Despite the publication dates of yore, the issues discussed are not passé and are in fact of significant relevance to universities today. The second section contains a selection of over 50 books written and edited by Wang as well as those written in honour of him. The selection is not exhaustive but it serves as a quick reference guide for general readers to access the trove of Wang's works on Chinese diaspora and overseas Chinese; Chinese culture, history and civilisation; Chinese trade; maritime China; China's ideological battles; the Chinese Communist Party; China's political economy; China's reform; China's external relations; China and the new international order; Chinese world order; migration; nation-building; Hong Kong; Malaya; Malaysia; and, the Iraq War, etc. The third section provides a detailed chronology of Wang Gungwu's life and his illustrious academic career. Born in Java, brought up in what was then British Malaya, and having lived under Dutch and British colonial administration, the Japanese occupation, the Chinese revolution and the newly independent countries of Malaysia and Singapore, Wang's extraordinary set of experiences have enriched his writings as one of the leading historians of China and the doyen of scholarship on the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia
Proceedings of the conference in honour of the 90th birthday of Freeman Dyson by K. K Phua( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions in physics, mathematics, astronomy, nuclear engineering and global warming, a conference covering a wide range of topics was held in Singapore from 26 to 29 August 2013. Distinguished scientists from around the world, including Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, joined Professor Dyson in the celebration with a festival of lectures. This memorable volume collects an interesting lecture by Professor Dyson, Is a Graviton Detectable?, contributions by speakers at the conference, as well as guest contributions by colleagues who celebrated Dyson's birthday at Rutgers University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. About Freeman Dyson: Freeman John Dyson FRS, born December 15, 1923, is an eminent English-born American physicist, mathematician, and futurist. He is famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, mathematics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, as well as a renowned and best-selling author. He has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the public. He has won numerous notable awards including the Enrico Fermi Award, Templeton Prize, Wolf Prize, Pomeranchuk Prize, and Henri Poincaré Prize
Challenges for the 21st century : International Conference on Fundamental Sciences : Mathematics and Theoretical Physics : Singapore, 13-17 March 2000 by Louis H. Y Chen( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Conference on Fundamental Sciences: Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provided a forum for reviewing some of the significant developments in mathematics and theoretical physics in the 20th century; for the leading theorists in these fields to expound and discuss their views on new ideas and trends in the basic sciences as the new millennium approached; for increasing public awareness of the importance of basic research in mathematics and theoretical physics; and for promoting a high level of interest in mathematics and theoretical physics among school students and teachers
Ning zhuo wu qiao : Yang Zhenning fang tan lu by K. K Phua( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in Chinese and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South-South and South-North cooperation in sciences : proceedings of the conference organised by the Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy, 5-10 July 1985 by A. M Hamende( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messages from heads of state; Opening ceremony; Modalities of south-south and south-north cooperation through science academies and research councils; Role of international and nongovernmental organisations in building up science in the south; Role of international networks; Role of science centres in building up science in the south; Science teaching; Special lectures; Concluding remarks
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on High Energy Physics : 2-8 August 1990, Singapore by International Conference on High Energy Physics( Book )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 years of science in Singapore( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As part of the commemorative book series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building, this important compendium traces the history and development of the various sectors of Singapore science in the last 50 years or so. The book covers the government agencies responsible for science funding and research policy, the academic institutions and departments who have been in the forefront of the development of the nation's scientific manpower and research, the research centres and institutes which have been breaking new ground in both basic and applied science research, science museums and education, and the academic and professional institutions which the scientific community has set up to enable Singapore scientists to serve the nation more effectively. Each article is chronicled by eminent authors who have played important roles and made significant contributions in shaping today's achievement of science in Singapore"--
Proceedings of the Conference on 60 years of Yang-Mills gauge field theories : C.N. Yang's contributions to physics by Conference on 60 Years of Yang-Mills Gauge Field Theories( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last six decades, Yang-Mills theory has increasingly become the cornerstone of theoretical physics. It is seemingly the only fully consistent relativistic quantum many-body theory in four space-time dimensions. As such it is the underlying theoretical framework for the Standard Model of Particle Physics, which has been shown to be the correct theory at the energies we now can measure. It has been investigated also from many other perspectives, and many new and unexpected features have been uncovered from this theory. In recent decades, apart from high energy physics, the theory has been actively applied in other branches of physics, such as statistical physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear systems, etc. This makes the theory an indispensable topic for all who are involved in physics. The conference celebrated the exceptional achievements using Yang-Mills theory over the years but also many other truly remarkable contributions to different branches of physics from Prof C N Yang. This volume collects the invaluable talks by Prof C N Yang and the invited speakers reviewing these remarkable contributions and their importance for the future of physics"--
Proceedings of the 1978 International Meeting on Frontier of Physics, Singapore, August 14-August 18, 1978 by International Meeting on Frontier of Physics( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Wilson memorial volume : renormalization, lattice gauge theory, the operator product expansion and quantum fields( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine generated contents note: 1. Effective field theory, past and future / Steven Weinberg -- 2.A critical history of renormalization / Kerson Huang -- 3. Renormalization group theory, the epsilon expansion, and Ken Wilson as I knew him / Michael E. Fisher -- 4. Early memories of Ken / N.D. Mermin -- 5. Ken Wilson -- The early years / Roman Jackiw -- 6. Kenneth Wilson in Moscow / Alexander Polyakov -- 7. Wilson's renormalization group: A paradigmatic shift / Edouard Brezin -- 8. Kenneth Wilson -- renormalization and QCD / Franz Wegner -- 9. Lattice gauge theory and the large N reduction / Tohru Eguchi -- 10. The lattice gauge field Lagrangian and Hamiltonian / Belal E. Baaquie -- 11. Ken Wilson: Solving the strong interactions / Michael E. Peskin -- 12. Renormalization group approach to quantum Hamiltonian dynamics / Stanislaw D. Glazek -- 13. RG for non-relativistic fermions / R. Shankar -- 14. Gauge theories on the Coulomb branch / John H. Schwarz -- 15. Screening clouds and Majorana fermions / Domenico Giuliano -- 16. Kenneth Wilson and lattice QCD / Akira Ukawa -- 17. Skeleton graph expansion of critical exponents in "cultural revolution" years / Bailin Hao -- 18. Personal reflections on Kenneth Wilson at Princeton and Edinburgh / David Wallace -- 19. Ken Wilson -- A Tribute: Some recollections and a few thoughts on education / H.R. Krishnamurthy -- 20. Kenneth G. Wilson: Renormalized after-dinner anecdotes / Paul Ginsparg -- 21. My memory of Ken Wilson / Anthony Zee
Memorial volume for Y. Nambu( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have lost one of the giants of the twentieth century physics when Yoichiro Nambu passed away in July, 2015, at the age of 94. Today's Standard Model, though still incomplete in many respects, is the culmination of the most successful theory of the Universe to date, and it is built upon foundations provided by discoveries made by Nambu in the 1960s: the mechanism of spontaneously broken symmetry in Nature (with G Jona-Lasinio) and the hidden new SU(3) symmetry of quarks and gluons (with M-Y Han). In this volume honoring Nambu's memory, World Scientific Publishing presents a unique collection of papers written by his former colleagues, collaborating researchers and former students and associates, not only citing Nambu's great contributions in physics but also many personal and private reminiscences, some never told before. This book is a volume for all who benefited not only from Nambu's contributions toward understanding the Universe but also his warm and kind persona. It is a great addition to the history of contemporary physics"--
Memorial volume on Abdus Salam's 90th birthday by M. J Duff( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In honor of one of the most prolific and exciting scientists of the second half of the last century, a memorial meeting was organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University for Professor Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday in January 2016. Salam believed that "scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind" and that the developing world should play its part, not merely by importing technology but by being the arbiter of its own scientific destiny. That belief saw him rise from humble beginnings in a village in Pakistan to become one of the world's most original and influential particle physicists, culminating in the 1979 Nobel Prize (shared with Glashow and Weinberg) for contributions to electroweak unification, which forms an integral part of the Standard Model. The book collected the papers presented at this memorable event which saw many distinguished scientists participating as speakers to reflect on Prof Salam's great passion for the science and achievements"--
Quarks, nuclei and stars : memorial volume dedicated to Gerald E. Brown by J. W Holt( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This memorial volume is dedicated to physicist Gerald E Brown (1926-2013) or 'Gerry' as he was known to his many students, postdocs, colleagues and friends. As written by one of the contributors to this book, 'Gerry was an inspiring father figure for generations of theoretical nuclear physicists and a great human being.' This book covers a wide range of topics in nuclear physics, including nuclear structure, two- and three-body nuclear forces, strangeness nuclear physics, chiral symmetry, hadrons in dense medium, hidden local symmetry, heavy quark symmetry, cosmic neutrinos, nuclear double-beta decay, neutron stars, gravitational waves, renormalization group methods, exotic nuclei, electron ion collider (EIC), and much more. Most of the authors are Gerry's former students and collaborators. We hope readers will find this book very interesting not only for its physics content but also for the window it gives into Gerry's personal legacy and humanity. This book has vivid recollections of Gerry at Stony Brook, Princeton and Copenhagen, together with his humor and his very special intuitive way of thinking."--Publisher's website
Memorial volume for Kerson Huang( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Kerson Huang was a well respected theoretical physicist, who was also well versed in English and Chinese literature. He was born in Nanning, China, on 15 March 1928, and he was a fellow at the IAS, Princeton, from 1955-1957 before joining the faculty of MIT. He remained there until he retired from teaching in 1999. His research in theoretical physics included works on Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum field theory. In his long and illustrious career, Prof Huang has worked with many prominent physicists. In 1957, he published a theory known as the hard-sphere model for Bose gases with Nobel Laureates Chen-Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee. With Noble Laureate Steven Weinberg, he studied the ultimate temperature and the thermodynamics of early universe. While he was at Princeton, he also worked with atomic bomb developer J Robert Oppenheimer. In recently years, Prof Huang had been a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and worked on both biophysics and quantum cosmology. This memorial volume is dedicated to Prof Huang who passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2016 at the age of 88. The volume features the recollections of Prof Huang by his former colleagues and students, including Profs Chen-Ning Yang, Bailin Hao, as well as their reflections on Prof Huang's achievements in the various subdivisions of physics"--
Ren jian zhong wan qing : Yang Zhenning Weng Fan fang tan ji( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peregrinations from physics to phylogeny : essays on the occasion of Hao Bailin's 80th birthday by K. K Phua( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Hao Bailin is one of China's most talented and most versatile theoretical physicists. He has made important contributions to a wide variety of research fields, including biology in which he pioneered a multidimensional method for studying the evolutionary pathways of bacteria. Indeed he calls himself, appreciatively I believe, a guerrilla fighter." Nobel Laureate, Chen-Ning Yang"--Provided by publisher
Ren jian zhong wan qing : Yang Zhenning Weng Fan fang tan lu( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jing xuan le 19 pian zhuan fang he ping lun,Cong ge ge jiao du zhen shi ji shu le yang zhen ning he weng fan jie hun qian hou de sheng huo,Bing dui yang zhen ning zhen cheng de ren sheng xuan ze yu jian shou jin xing le hui gu yu ping jia
Memorial volume for Stanley Mandelstam( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Mandelstam was one of the most influential and respected particle theorists of the last half of the 20th century. Coming as a young chemical engineer from South Africa to study theoretical physics in England, he quickly became a leading physicist in his field. With his deep understanding of quantum field theory, he pioneered the development of the theory of the analytic S-matrix. His work led to the discovery of dual resonance models, which in turn became superstring theory. He was a leader in these developments, devoting much of his later years to the proof that the theory is perturbatively finite. Stanley Mandelstam was a very modest and friendly man impressing everyone with his sharp intellect as well as his humanity. This volume contains essays written by many of his friends and students including both detailed reports on his scientific achievements as well as personal reminiscences. Also collected in this volume are some selected reprints of Mandelstam's early seminal papers"--
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Statistical physics, high energy, condensed matter and mathematical physics : proceedings of the conference in honor of C.N. Yang's 85th birthday, Singapore, 31 October - 3 November 2007
Alternative Names
Khoo, Phua Kok 1942-

P‘an, Kuo-chü

Pan, Guoju

Pan, Guoju 1942-

Phua, Kok Khoo

Phua, Kok Khoo 1942-


潘國駒 1942-

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Proceedings of the conference in honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday : quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum cosmology and complexity : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 24-26 February 2010