Hans Bethe Lectures

Course Description

In 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with slides of his talking points and archival material.

Intended for an audience of Professor Bethe's neighbors at Kendal, the lectures hold appeal for experts and non-experts alike. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years.

A video introduction and appreciation are provided by Professor Silvan S. Schweber, the physicist and science historian who is Professor Bethe's biographer, and Edwin E. Salpeter, the J. G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Science Emeritus at Cornell, who was a post-doctoral student of Professor Bethe.

Hans Bethe Lectures
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

Visit the official course website for more study materials: http://bethe.cornell.edu/

# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Introduction Play Video
2 Lecture 1 Play Video
3 Lecture 2 Play Video
4 Lecture 3 Play Video
5 Appreciation of Hans Bethe Play Video


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MJK wrote 12 years ago.
Title: History of Basic Quantum Physics

Description: Hans Bethe describes the early history
of quantum physics from its origin through the Bohr atom.
He relates his personal knowledge of the founders of quantum
theory, including, Planck, Einstein, Sommerfeld, Bohr, and
Born, in this non-technical discussion.

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