# Fundamentals Of Statistical Mechanics: Manuscript And Notes Of Felix Bloch

The 1952 Nobel physics laureate Felix Bloch (1905-83) was one of the titans of 20th-century physics. He laid the fundamentals for the theory of solids and has been called the “father of solid-state physics”. His numerous, valuable contributions include the theory of magnetism, measurement of the magnetic moment of the neutron, nuclear magnetic resonance, and the infrared problem in quantum electrodynamics. Statistical mechanics is a crucial subje…