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By Kristian Fossheim

This booklet is ready the paintings of 10 nice scientists; who they have been and are, their own history and the way they completed their striking effects and took their famous position in technological know-how heritage. We persist with one among physics and technological know-how history's so much enigmatic phenomena, superconductivity, via a hundred years, from its discovery in 1911 to the current, now not as a heritage e-book within the traditional experience, yet via shut ups of the top characters and their position in that tale, the Nobel laureates, who have been nonetheless between us within the years 2001-2004 whilst the most around of interviews was once conducted. because then of them already passed on to the great beyond. for every one of many 10 laureates, the writer tells their tale through direct citation from interviews of their personal phrases. each one bankruptcy treats one laureate. the writer first provides a short account of the laureates' clinical history and major contribution. Then every one laureate tells his personal tale in his personal phrases. This publication is exclusive in its method of technological know-how history.

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But here I could not give him such a simple argument. Therefore he disagreed. This was quite unfortunate for the work. Now, at that moment we had an interesting problem in quantum electrodynamics, the behaviour of Green’s functions at high energies, and I put my theory on superconductors of the second kind in the drawer, and there it stuck for four years. I understood that my theory was correct, and thought I will be able to convince him one day. At this point it was not the most important issue.

Landau agreed with some of them, but I was not satisfied. And then I thought, “Why must I invent something? I must analyse. ” And so I found that it has zeros. I did not introduce these zeros, I did not do that on purpose. It somehow appeared by itself. And just thinking about that, I understood that there is no other way to compensate the growth of the vector potential. But in reality the magnetic field, in average, doesn’t grow, and the absolute value of the wave function does also not grow. So therefore the growth of the vector potential has to be compensated.

To bring serious mathematical structure into neurophysiology. After all, that is what Galileo did for physics, isn’t it? We are now at the stage where we are working on the underlying molecular mechanisms. In fact, I am just working on a paper with some colleagues, which proposes a single underlying molecular mechanism to explain synaptic modifications that are known to occur. And we know that there are changes that take place in certain molecules, and in the cell-surface there are so many things going on .

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