Editorial: Resonance August 2017

Nityananda, Rajaram (2017) Editorial: Resonance August 2017. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 22 (8). pp. 719-720. ISSN 0973-712X (Submitted)

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This issue celebrates what is now known as the ‘physics of condensed matter’, The back cover personality, Walter Kohn, is a legend among theoretical physicists. The general article, the Classics piece extracted from his path breaking paper, and the biographical sketch leave little more to be said here. In summary, a paper was written with the modest title ‘Inhomogenous Electron Gas’ in 1964, proving an apparently academic theorem that a certain function of electron density exists whose minimum gives the true. ground state energy. This led to a revolution in computing the properties of materials in our times, recognized by the 1998 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Astronomy & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/156
Publisher URL: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/022/08...

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