Contemporary Biographies in Physics is a collection of thirty-one biographical sketches of “living leaders” in the fields of physics.
These up-to-date profiles draw from a variety of sources and are an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, students, and librarians. Students will gain a better understanding of the educational development and career pathways— the rigors and rewards of a life in science—of the contemporary scientist to better prepare themselves for a scientific career.
Articles in Contemporary Biographies in Physics range in length from roughly 1,000 to 4,000 words and follow a standard format. All articles begin with ready-reference listings that include birth details and concise identifications. The articles then generally divide into several parts, including:
- Early Life & Education
- Life's Work
For convenience of reference, articles are arranged alphabetically by scientists’ names, and an appendix lists scientists’ names by their country of origin. In addition, a general bibliography offers a comprehensive list of works for students seeking out more information on a particular scientist or subject, while a separate bibliography of selected works highlights the significant published works of the scientists profiled.
An appendix consisting of ten historical biographies of “Great Physicists,” culled from the Salem Press Great Lives series, introduces readers to scientists of historical significance integral to the genesis of physics and whose work and research revolutionized science.