This month Tom Rother, scientist at IMF, published the book “Green’s Functions in Classical Physics” in the book series Lecture Notes in Physics released by Springer. The book presents the Green’s function formalism in a basic way and demonstrates its usefulness for applications to several well-known problems in classical physics which are usually solved not by this formalism but other approaches. The book bridges the gap between applications of the Green’s function formalism in quantum physics and classical physics. This book is written as an introduction for graduate students and researchers who want to become more familiar with the Green’s function formalism. Lecture Notes in Physics (LNP) was already founded in 1969 reporting new developments in physics research and teaching.
Besides an introduction of the subject and an outlook the book includes four chapters:
Since 1991 Dr. Tom Rother has been with the German Aerospace Center. In 1990, he received the Young Scientist Scholarship of the URSI, and in 1991 a special grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is a Senior Scientist of the German Aerospace Center since 2004. Dr. Rother’s research interests are in quantum statistics of charged particle systems, in electromagnetic wave theory, and in quantum optics. With Springer he has already published two books on electromagnetic wave scattering on nonspherical particles.