Felix Bloch

Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bloch, Felix


Born Oct. 23, 1905, in Zürich. American physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (1948).

Bloch studied at the Higher Technical School in Zürich and at the University of Leipzig. He has held the Chair of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University (California) since 1934. He worked at the Los Alamos Laboratory from 1942 to 1945.

Bloch is the founder of contemporary methods of solid-state physics. He laid the foundations of the quantum theory of crystals (the zone theory), and of low-temperature ferromagnetism. He developed the fundamentals of the theory and carried out the first experiments in the investigation of nuclear magnetic resonance (Nobel Prize, 1952). Bloch was the first to introduce the concept of spin waves.


“Quantenmechanik der Elektronen in Kristallgittern.” Zeitschrift für Physik, 1928, vol. 52, no. 7.
In Russian translation:
Molekuliarnaia teoriia magnetizma. Leningrad-Moscow, 1936.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Among those who faced exclusion by the anti-Semitic laws were Albert Einstein, Max Born, Eugene Wigner, James Franck, Hans Bethe, Felix Bloch, Rudolf Peierls, Lise Meitner, and Samuel Goudsmit.
Famous residents include Johan Sebastian Bach, Gottfried Leibniz, Felix Mendelssohn and Felix Bloch.
Yet another significant discovery followed Rabi's work, when the physicist Edward Purcell at Harvard University and Felix Bloch, a physicist at Stanford University, shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1946.
Those were exciting years, thanks to professors like Harold Johnston, Eric Hutchinson, and Frederick Koenig (chemistry), Michael Weissbluth and Felix Bloch (physics), and Harold Bacon, John Herriot, and George Polya (mathematics).
The Swiss-born American physicist Felix Bloch (1905-1983) and the American physicist Edward Mills Purcell (b.
ABC News took lots of flak for dramatizing a document transfer from accused spy Felix Bloch, and CBS's Cormie Chung didn't take enough for making a habit of re-enactments.
Felix Bloch of Stanford University for their work in the measurement of magnetic fields in atomic nuclei.
Gray III of Pennsylvania, State Department official Felix Bloch, and Washington Mayor Marion Barry as only the most recent examples, "trial by leak" is becoming an established way for the government to both attack political opponents and manipulate and discredit the media in one fell swoop.
The Swiss-born American physicist Felix Bloch (1905-1983) worked out methods for determining the magnetic properties of molecules within liquids and solids.
State Department official Felix Bloch, accused of spying for the Soviet Union, has vanished from the front pages and television screens like the elusive Harry Lime in the Carol Reed-Graham Greene