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Stories by Victor F. Weisskopf

How Light Interacts with Matter

The everyday objects around us are white, colored or black, opaque or transparent, depending on how the electrons in their atoms or molecules respond to the driving force of electromagnetic radiation...

September 1, 1968 — Victor F. Weisskopf

The Three Spectroscopies

The exotic particles produced by the great accelerators can be regarded as a spectrum of excited states that decay to a few ground states. Similar states exist in two older spectroscopies...

May 1, 1968 — Victor F. Weisskopf


Is pure science doomed to decline in the U.S.?

March 1, 1968 — Victor F. Weisskopf


A book which discusses the philosophical impact of a profound innovation in physics

September 1, 1958 — Victor F. Weisskopf

A Model of the Nucleus

As an aid to understanding the atomic nucleus, physicists visualize it in terms of simplified models. A surprisingly fruitful approach is to regard it as a cloudy crystal ball

December 1, 1955 — E. P. Rosenbaum and Victor F. Weisskopf
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Memorial Day Flash Sale

Memorial Day Flash Sale

How Smartphones Affect Mental Health