Stories From the Early Days of Quantum Mechanics

  title={Stories From the Early Days of Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Isidor I. Rabi and R. Fraser Code},
  journal={Physics Today},
A colloquium delivered to the University of Toronto physics department on 5 April 1979 by the master of molecular beams offers a fresh look at an earlier era. 
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  • Phys. (Leipzig) 33,
  • 1887