ROSENFELD, L. (Léon) (1904-1974)
Theory of electrons
/ by L. Rosenfeld, Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Manchester. Amsterdam : North-Holland Publishing Company, 1951. Series: Selected Topics in Modern Physics, no. 1. First edition. Octavo (222 mm), publisher’s red cloth over boards lettered in gilt, in the publisher’s dust jacket (small loss at head of spine, worn at corners, spine sunned), previous owner’s name to font free-endpaper, frontispiece portrait of H. A. Lorentz, pp xv, 119, with text figures; internally clean and bright, a good copy with the publisher’s prospectus loosely inserted.
Léon Rosenfeld (1904-1974) was a Belgian physicist. He obtained a PhD at the University of Liège in 1926, and he was a close collaborator of the physicist Niels Bohr. He did early work in quantum electrodynamics that predates by two decades the work by Dirac and Bergmann. Rosenfeld contributed to a wide range of physics fields, from statistical physics and quantum field theory to astrophysics. Along with Frederik Belinfante, he derived the Belinfante-Rosenfeld stress-energy tensor. He also founded the journal Nuclear Physics and coined the term lepton.