Gian-Carlo Wick

Wick, Gian-Carlo

Physiker (1909–1992). Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. Rom. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.
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Gian-Carlo Wick (1909–1992), Physiker. Ms. Brief mit e. U. Rom, 30. September 1935. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4°. – An den Physiker und Nobelpreisträger Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988): „Dr. Segrè informs me that you are planning experiments on the N2-molecule and that you would appreciate some theoretical prediction on the value to be expected for its rotational magnetic moment. When the H2-case was being discussed, a general formula for the moment was given, and a rough numerical evaluation was made for hydrogen.

Unfortunately, the numerical work in the case of nitrogen would be enormous, or better to say impossible, since the necessary wave-functions are not known. The information which I can give you is therefore very scanty [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Universität Rom und mit einem kleinen Randeinriß..

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Wick, Gian-Carlo

Physiker (1909–1992). Ms. Brief mit einigen eigenh. Formeln und Berechnungen und eh. U. Padua. 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to.
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Gian-Carlo Wick (1909–1992), Physiker. Ms. Brief mit einigen e. Formeln und Berechnungen und e. U. Padua, 24. Juni 1939. 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4°. – An den Physiker und Nobelpreisträger Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988): „I wrote to you some time ago about a possible way of measuring nuclear spins values by the resonance method. I am afraid you found my suggestion a little naive, as I am not in a position to appreciate all complications which may arise in the interpretation of the experiments.

Since, however, the process of exchanging opinions across the ocean is rather slow, I have been using this time to learn something more about the problem from the purely mathematical point of view, which is very narrow, of course. Here I send you a small diagram [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Universität Padua; Bl. 1 horizontal durchrissen; mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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