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By Pierre Gilles de Gennes

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, one of many maximum physicists of the 20th century, died in 1984. Dirac's university, St. John's of Cambridge, generously endowed annual lectures to be held at Cambridge college in his reminiscence. This quantity features a a lot extended model of the 1994 Dirac Lecture through Nobel Laureate Pierre Gilles de Gennes. The publication provides an impressionistic journey of the physics of sentimental interfaces. filled with perception and fascinating asides, it not just presents an obtainable creation to this subject, but additionally lays down many markers and signposts that would be of curiosity to researchers in physics or chemistry. gains discussions of wetting and dewetting, the dynamics of other varieties of interface and adhesion and polymer/polymer welding.

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