Extra Curricular Reading

[1] Robert W Cahn on Guillaume's Nobel Prize is a very nice read. Here is the bibliographical information, for those of you who want to read the piece.

AN UNUSUAL NOBEL PRIZE, ROBERT W. CAHN, Notes and Records of the Royal Society (2005) 59, 145–153
Published online 15 May 2005


C.-E. Guillaume received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1920 for the discovery and
development of a pair of alloys that had characteristics invariant with temperature: one had
constant length near ambient temperature, the other had constant Young’s modulus. A recent
analysis expresses retrospective surprise at this award: the objective of this short paper is to
justify the award retrospectively, in terms of the continuing and impressive consequences of
Guillaume’s discoveries.

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