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Stealing the Gold: A celebration of the pioneering physics of Sam Edwards

Paul Goldbart, Nigel Goldenfeld, and David Sherrington

Abstract

The collection of trails blazed by Sam Edwards during half a century of fundamental research in theoretical physics is truly astonishing. He led theoretical physics into uncharted territories from his roots in quantum field theory — beginning with his seminal work on the transport properties of disordered metals, and continuing to the present day with his ground-breaking efforts to create a statistical mechanics of granular materials. Along the way, he and his collaborators developed the first modern theory of polymers in solution and in the rubbery state; created and explored the tube concept ... More

Keywords: Sam Edwards, condensed matter physics, disordered systems, spin glasses, soft matter, polymers, turbulence, powders, granular materials, statistical mechanics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528531
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528531.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Goldbart, editor
Dept of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nigel Goldenfeld, editor
Dept of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Sherrington, author
Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

Contents

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CHAPTERS ON THE EDWARDSIAN APPROACH TO RESEARCH