Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology: Festschrift in by Alvin M. Weinberg (auth.), Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker

By Alvin M. Weinberg (auth.), Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)

Our quantity within the annual overview sequence in this social gathering represents a departure from our traditional perform in that it serves as a Festschrift for Eugene Wigner. Dr. Wigner has received many honours in his lengthy, large ranging and unique profession spanning such a lot of upheavals in civilized lifestyles. The editors and the authors, certainly the entire nuclear engineering neighborhood, will desire to take part a modest yet additional acknowledgement of the contributions he has made to nuclear engineering, now not least to the morality and professionalism of nuclear engineering in a 12 months that has raised such overseas matters over security. It suffices to make a bald assertion of Eugene Wigner's lifestyles and occasions right here, for the 1st article of the amount is a loving appreciation via his long-time colleague, Alvin Weinberg, an overview of his contribution traditionally in the course of and after the second one global warfare yet both an account of the philosophy which Wigner supplied to the burgeoning career. Eugene Wigner was once born seventeenth November, 1902 in Budapest, Hungary and his early education is defined through Dr. Weinberg.

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P. A. J. M. Weinberg 2,993,850 Fast Neutron Reactor H. P. P. J. M. W. P. W. P. P. P. Wigner, L. F. L. P. A. J. P. M. P. P. P. C. C. A. M. P. J. Young 2,886,503 Jacketed Fuel Elements for Graphite Moderated Reactors L. C. A. P. M. J. P. A. J. M. P. A. J. M. P. Wigner, L. C. P. A. P. A. P. R. J. P. J. P. J. A. P. M. J. Young A. M. P. A. P. P. P. M. J. C. P. P. A. J. P. A. J. M. P. P. P. A. J. M. P. M. J. A. P. A. J. M. C. A. M. P. J. Young EUGENE WIGNER AND NUCLEAR ENERGY x. 39 Books on Reactor Theory and Nuclear Physics Eisenbud, L.

In this, Wigner's supervision EUGENE WIGNER AND NUCLEAR ENERGY 17 was invaluable - (being a biophysicist familiar with nerve, I had worked wi th Bessel functions, but not with Legen"dre polynomials), and together we worked out the higher order equations for the thermal utilisation in a slab lattice. About this time George Placzek and George Volkoff from Canada were calculating the same problem using integral transport theory: when they visited Chicago, they picked up our spherical harmonics method, and developed numerical procedures that went much beyond anything we had done at Chicago.

P. P. , "A Mathematical Foundation of the Resonance Theory", Mon-P-238, January 15, 1947; reissued as MDDC-744, February 7, 1947. P. , "A General Basis for the Resonance Formula", MDDC-1612, April 2, 1947. The next paper, first presented in 1956 at a Galinburg conference on resonances in nuclei, gives the derivation of the Wigner distribution of level spacings. P. E. Porter, Statistical Theory of Spectra: Fluctuations Academic Press, 1965. , "Theory of the Refraction and Diffraction of Neutrons by Crystals", MDDC-463, declassified October 9, 1946.

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