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Title The Oskar Klein memorial lectures [electronic resource] / editor, Gösta Ekspong. Vol. 2, Lectures by Hans A. Bethe and Alan H. Guth with translated reprints by Oskar Klein.

Imprint Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 1994.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 149 pages) : illustrations
Note The Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture and Seminars were given at Stockhom University by Hans A. Bethe on October 9, 1990, and by Alan H. Guth on June 4, 1991.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Theory of neutrinos from the sun / Hans A. Beihe -- Supernova theory / Hans A. Bethe -- The Big Bang and cosmic inflation / Alan H. Guth -- Do the laws of physics allow us to create a new universe? / Alan H. Guth -- The Klein-Nishina formula / Gösta Ekspong -- On the scattering of radiation by free electrons according to Dirac's new relativistic quantum dynamics / O. Klein and Y. Nishina -- The reflection of electrons at a potential jump according to Dirac's relativistic dynamics / O. Klein -- Excerpts from some autobiographical notes / O. Klein.
Summary The series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures is a must-read for those keenly involved or simply interested in exploring the many fascinating aspects of physics. This volume presents two landmark lectures given by Hans Bethe in October 1990 and Alan H. Guth in June 1991 under the series of Oskar Klein Memorial Lectures. Hans Bethe's lectures dealt with two themes: the astrophysical importance of neutrinos in supernova outbursts and a theoretical account of neutrinos through observations of the neutrino flux from the centre of the sun. Anyone interested in understanding the processes involved in the collapse and explosion of a large star would certainly find this book enlightening. Alan H. Guth's lecture dealt with the various aspects of the origin of the universe - a topic which never fails to intrigue. The originator of the inflation scenario for the Big Bang theory, Guth has included his latest observations on the COBE satellite and their theoretical interpretation in this lecture. Anyone wishing to grasp the essentials of these ideas, will find in Guth's lecture a wealth of knowledge. This volume also presents for the first time in English the original derivation of the Klein-Nishima formula for Compton scattering and an account of the "Klein Paradox". A special study reveals interesting facts on the callaboration between Oskar Klein and Yoshio Nishima in 1928 and further, surprising facts on the treatment by the Nobel Committee for Physics of the prize to A.H. Compton in 1927. Some translated autobiographic texts have also been included to acquaint the reader with Klein's interest in cosmology and his attempts to find the driving force behind the expanding system of galaxies, what Klein termed the meta-galaxy.
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Subject Klein, Oskar.
Klein, Oskar.
Physicists -- Sweden -- Biography.
Big bang theory.
Expanding universe.
Wave mechanics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005.
Guth, Alan H.
Klein, Oskar.
Other Form: Print version: Oskar Klein memorial lectures. Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 1994 9810214502 (OCoLC)54337372
ISBN 9789814335911 (electronic bk.)
9814335916 (electronic bk.)