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Juan G. Roederer

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Short biography

Email: jgroederer@alaska.edu

Long biography


Roederer, J. G. and S. Lejosne (2018): Coordinates for Representing Radiation Belt Particle Flux. J. of Geoph. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi:10.1002/2017JA025053

Roederer, J. G. (2017): Pragmatic Information in Quantum Mechanics, in What is Quantum Information? O. Lombardi, S. Fortín, F. Holik and C. López, editors, Cambridge University Press. See also: arXiv[physics.hist-ph], http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.05651
Roederer, J. G. (2016): Electromagnetic Snacks (in Spanish--click here), published in Anales de la Asociación Física Argentina, Vol. 27, Nr. 4, (134-143).

Roederer J. G. (2016): Pragmatic information in biology and physics, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 374: 20150152

Lejosne S. and J. G. Roederer (2016): The “zebra stripes”: An effect of F region zonal plasma drifts on the longitudinal distribution of radiation belt particles, J. of Geoph. Res. Space Physics, 121, doi: 10.1002/2015JA021925.



Electromagnetismo Elemental (425 pages, in Spanish),

By Juan G. Roederer, EUDEBA, Buenos Aires (2015).

Fe de Erratas (click here)

Dynamics of Magnetically Trapped Particles--Foundations of the Physics of Radiation Belts and Space Plasmas,
by Juan G. Roederer and Hui Zhang, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London (2014). Available in hard copy or electronic form at Springer.com, Amazon.com, etc.

For a preview of style and approach, see draft of the book's Appendix 1,
"What you should know about B but maybe forgot" (click here).


Juan G. Roederer, Physics and Psychophysics of Music, 4th edition, Springer-Verlag, New York (2008).
For the text of the introductory first chapter, click here.

Juan G. Roederer, Information and its Role in Nature, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (May 2005).
For details, enter the title in Amazon.com
Readers are encouraged to download the author-prepared (and regularly updated) list of errata.

Juan G. Roederer, Mecánica Elemental, EUDEBA, Buenos Aires (2002, in Spanish).


My tenure as the Director of the Geophysical Institute (1977-1986), a brief personal account

Oral history interview on my tenure as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the US Arctic Research Commission (1985-1991)

Early cosmic ray research in Argentina (1949-1959), a personal account (Physics Today, January 2003, available at http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/article/56/1/10.1063/1.1554134


For a Spanish version (click here)




The many faces of a physicist (including famous pictures from Institute party skits)

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