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I Am the Smartest Man I Know : A Nobel Laureate's Difficult Journey (Hardcover) (Ivar Giaever)

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This book describes the life of Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever, from his early youth in a farm in Norway to his time in the Norwegian military; from his first job in the Norwegian Patent Office to his marriage to his childhood sweetheart; from his emigration to Canada to his eventual employment at General Electric's Research Laboratory in Schenectady, where he performed the work that led to his Nobel Prize in physics. He then entered biophysics, working on Electric Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing (ECIS), which eventually led to the foundation of a new company, Applied Biophysics Inc. This book describes what can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and are lucky. Interspersed throughout the book are lively anecdotes about love, children, sports, gambling, and other scientists.
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Author: Ivar Giaever
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2016
TCIN: 52241735
UPC: 9789813109179
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-3854
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