Berlin: Julius Springer, 1933. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPS OF A 1933 PAPER BY EUGENE WIGNER DESCRIBING THE SCATTERING OF PROTONS & NEUTRONS.
Eugene Paul Wigner (1902–1995) was a Hungarian-American physicist, mathematician and engineer “who made a number of important proposals for how symmetries can be applied to the analysis of quantum mechanics” (History of Physics: The Wenner Collection). In 1963 he received half the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles" (Nobel Prize Committee).
In quantum mechanics, the scattering of particles is the principal tool by which the microscopic world can be investigated. In this paper, Wigner argues that “The scattering of neutrons on protons is calculated on the assumption that their interaction can be described by a potential that extends to only very small distances. This potential is related to the mass defect of Urey's hydrogen” (Wigner 1933).
We also issue the full ZfP volume 83, 1933 separately. Item #993
CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Julius Springer. Original paper wraps. (9 x 6.25 inches). Continuously paginaged: pp. 139-276. Slight chipping at the spine. Tight, solid, bright and clean. Near fine condition.