By H. Henry Stroke
Benjamin Bederson contributed to the area of physics in lots of components: in atomic physics, the place he accomplished renown by way of his scattering and polarizability experiments, because the Editor-in-Chief for the yank actual Society, the place he observed the creation of digital publishing and a outstanding development of the APS journals, with ever expanding world-wide contributions to those hugely esteemed journals, and because the originator of a couple of overseas physics meetings within the fields of atomic and collision physics, that are carrying on with to today. Bederson was once additionally a superb instructor and college administrator.
The first a part of this quantity of Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AAMOP), entitled Benjamin Bederson: Works, reviews and Legacies, comprises articles written from a private point of view. His days at Los Alamos in the course of global conflict II, engaged on the A bomb, are acknowledged through V. Fitch. H. Walther writes at the time whilst either have been editors of AAMOP. H. Lustig, E. Merzbacher and B. Crasemann, with whom Bederson had a long term organization on the American actual Society, give a contribution their reports, certainly one of them within the variety of a poem. C.D. Rice recollects his days while he used to be Dean of the school of Arts and technological know-how at NYU, and the schooling in physics that he bought from Bederson, then Dean of the Graduate institution. The contribution via R. Stuewer is on Bederson as physicist historian (his most up-to-date interest). N. Lane attracts a few parallels among "two civic scientists, Benjamin Bederson and the opposite Benjamin". The papers are brought by means of H.H. Stroke, in an outline of Bederson's occupation. A biography and bibliography are included.
The moment a part of the amount comprises clinical articles at the Casimir results (L. Spruch), dipole polarizabilities (X. Chu, A. Dalgarno), two-electron molecular bonds revisited (G. Chen, S.A. Chin, Y. Dou, K.T. Kapale, M. Kim, A.A. Svidzinsky, ok. Uretkin, H. Xiong, M.O. Scully, and resonance fluorescence of two-level atoms (H. Walther). J. Pinard and H.H. Stroke overview spectroscopy with radioactive atoms. T. Miller writes on electron attachment and detachment in gases, and, with H. Gould, on fresh advancements within the size of static electrical dipole polarizabilities. R. Celotta and J.A. Stroscio's newest paintings on trapping and relocating atoms on surfaces is contributed right here. C.C. Lin and J.B. Borrard's article is on electron-impact excitation pass sections. The past due Edward Pollack wrote his final paper for this quantity, Atomic and Ionic Collisions. L. Vuskovic and S. PopoviÂ´c write on atomic interactions in a weakly ionized gasoline and ionizing surprise waves. The final clinical article is through H. Kleinpoppen, B. Lohmann, A. Grum-Grzhimailo and U. Becker on methods to perfect/complete scattering in atomic and molecular physics. The publication ends with an essay on instructing by way of R.E. Collins.
* Benjamin Bederson - Atomic Physicist, Civil Scientist.
* The actual assessment and Its Editor.
* Los Alamos in international battle II - View from Below.
* Physics in Poetry.
* Casimir results - Pedagogical Notes.
* Atomic Physics in Collisions, Polarizabilities, Gases, Atomic Physics and Radioactive Atoms.
* Molecular Bond Revisited.
* Resonance Fluorescence in 2-Level Atoms.
* Trapping and relocating Atoms on Surfaces.
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S. Y. Academy of Sciences 1977–79 Chairman, Panel for Absolute Physical Quantities, National Measurement Laboratory, National Bureau of Standards (NRC-NAS) 1980–83 Chairman, Survey Subcommittee, Committee on Atomic and Molecular Science (NRC-NAS) 1979–82 Visiting Panel (Physics Representative) Office of Naval Research 1985 Presidential Young Investigators Award Committee, NSF 1983–84 Vice-Chairman, Chairman, Chinese Scholars Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences–APS 1986–91 CONFERENCES Organizer and Secretary First and Second International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) (New York University and University of Colorado) 1958–61 Member of Program and Steering Committees, ICPEACs 3, 4, 5 1963–67 Organizing Committee First International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP), New York University 1968 Vice Chairman, Gordon Conference on New Directions in Atomic Physics 1973–79 Vice Chairman, ICPEAC 13 (Berlin) 1983 Chairman, ICPEAC 14 (Stanford University) 1985 Executive Committee, ICPEAC 15 (Brighton, England) 1987 International Organizing Committee, ICAP 1968–88 International Program Committee, ICAP 1980–92 TEACHING Professor Bederson has taught a significant fraction of the regular undergraduate and graduate courses of the Physics Department over the years.
He was very relaxed about discipline. Now, indigenous labor did not only the KP but also cleaned the latrines, calisthenics were gone. The Saturday morning inspection of quarters was continued but in a much more relaxed manner and I think we all agreed that it should. Some order must be preserved with 60 men living in a single room. After these changes, morale improved significantly. We were still responsible for keeping the barracks heated but in our case, one of our comrades, Bill Davis, volunteered to take the job for a small weekly reimbursement from each of us.
Differential spin exchange in the elastic scattering of low energy electrons by rubidium, with B. D. Bhaskar, Phys. Rev. A 14, 162 (1976). M. Miller, in: Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol. 13, Academic Press, NY, 1977, pp. 1–55. 20 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS OF BENJAMIN BEDERSON Scattering of low energy electrons by excited state sodium atoms using a photon and electron atomic beam recoil technique, with N. Bhaskar and B. Jaduszliwer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 38, 14 (1977). A. Stockdale, L. H. , Rev.