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The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter (Hardcover)

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Sir George Porter (Lord Porter of Luddenham) was one of the most highly regarded and well known scientists in Britain. He was appointed Director of the Royal Institution in 1996, awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967, and was the only Director of the Royal Institution to later become President of the Royal Society (1988?1990). Porter had a marvellous gift for communicating his infectious enthusiasm for science, and as President of the Royal Society, he worked hard to improve the status of science, and employed his communication skills ably in the defence of British science under attack from inadequate government funding, of which he was fiercely critical. In this volume, his peers, former colleagues, students and friends ? themselves highly regarded and well known scientists in their own right ? come together to honour and celebrate the enormous contributions of this man. They comment on their respective personal and working relationships with Porter and on his work.

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Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Mfg Part# 9781860946608
SKU 202748663
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1860946607
Release Date 4/10/2007
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