Rashba, Emmanuel I. 2000. “Progress in Exciton Spectroscopy: Personal Perspective.” Journal of Luminescence 87-89 (May): 1–6. doi:10.1016/s0022-2313(99)00204-5.
In this Lecture, I display my personal perspective on the progress in physics of excitons during the last 50years. Preference is given to the areas of this extensive field which I participated. They include molecular excitons, giant oscillator strength inherent in bound excitons, self-trapping problem, strong magnetic fields including spectroscopy of the quantum Hall effect, etc. Critical importance of international scientific collaboration is also discussed.