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A Life in Statistical Mechanics (2017)


This is the first part of an oral history interview on the lifelong involvement of Joel Lebowitz in the development of statistical mechanics. Here the covered topics include the formative years, which overlapped the tragic period of Nazi power and World War II in Europe, the emigration to the United States in 1946 and the schooling there. It also includes the beginnings and early scientific works with Peter Bergmann, Oliver Penrose and many others. The second part will appear in a forthcoming issue of Eur. Phys. J. H.

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Authors & Contributors
Andrea Paula dos Santos Oliveira Kamensky
Peliti, Luca
Rogers, David M.
Wilson, F. J. H.
Yang, Jian
Tavel, Morton
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