The Beauty of Mathematics in Science: The Intellectual Path of J Q Chen

Front Cover
Jin-Quan Chen, Da Hsuan Feng
World Scientific, Jan 1, 2004 - Mathematics - 266 pages
1 Review
This book is a tribute to the life and work of J Q Chen. The contributions of Chen to nuclear and molecular physics are discussed vis-a-vis present developments in these fields. Among other subjects, the present status of microscopic theories of the interacting boson model in nuclear physics and the theory of symmetry adaptation of molecular vibrations in molecular physics are reviewed. The latter theory is particularly useful for large molecular species such as fullerenes, where icosahedral symmetry plays a fundamental role.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information