125 years : the Physical Society and the Institute of Physics

Format: Print Book 1999
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r QC1.A12 1999
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Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r QC1.A12 1999
The modern Institute of Physics and its predecessors have served the needs of physics and physicists for 125 years. In celebration of this anniversary, 125 Years: The Physical Society and The Institute of Physics charts the history of the Institute from its origins to the present day. It provides a fascinating account of the people and events that shaped the Institute's development and includes the:

Emergence of physics as a separate scientific discipline
Formation of the Physical Society of London
Establishment of the Institute of Physics
Granting of a Royal Charter to the Institute of Physics
Final decades of the millennium

Separate chapters are devoted to the educational, professional, and publishing activities of the Institute.

Pioneers such as Guthrie, Glazebrook, and Phillips could not have envisaged the ways in which the modern Institute has developed, but would surely approve of the way it is moving forward to the next millennium.
Additional Information
Subjects Physical Society (Great Britain) -- History.
Institute of Physics (Great Britain) -- History.
Physics -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Physics -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Bristol ; Philadelphia :Institute of Physics Pub.,1999
Other Titles One hundred twenty-five years
Contributors Lewis, J. L. (John L.)
Language English
Description xiii, 243 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 0750306092 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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