Erwin L. Hahn: A Biographical Memoir
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Erwin L. Hahn: A Biographical Memoir


Erwin Louis Hahn was one of the most innovative and influential physical scientists in recent history, impacting generations of scientists through his work in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), optics, and the intersection of these two fields. Starting with his discovery of the spin echo, a phenomenon of monumental significance and practical importance, Hahn launched a major revolution in how we think about spin physics, with numerous implications to follow in many other areas of science. Students of NMR and coherent optics quickly discover that many of the key concepts and techniques in these fields derive directly from his work.

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