Synopses & Reviews
These proceedings summarize the symposium held to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Yoshio Nishina, one of the great pioneers of modern physics in Japan. The contributions to this volume include recollaborations of Nishina's life and work as well as reviews of current work in fields in which RIKEN, the famous institute of physical and chemical research of which Nishina was director, is actively engaged. The scope is extremely broad, ranging from nuclear and high-energy physics to astrophysics, solid-state physics and even molecular biology.
This book will appeal particularly to physicists interested in the foundation and initial development of modern physics in Japan. In addition, it provides short reviews of the current status and trends of a wide range of fields of physics.