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Author: Rudolf E Peierls
Publisher: Woodbury, N.Y. : AIP Press, ©1997.
Series: Masters of modern physics, v. 18.
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Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995.
Atomic histories.
Woodbury, N.Y. : AIP Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605433005
Named Person: Wolfgang Ernst Pauli; Niels Bohr; Julius Robert Oppenheimer; Werner Heisenberg; Paul A M Dirac; Lev Davidovitch Landau; Max Born; Albert Einstein; Petr Leonidovitch Kapitsa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf E Peierls
ISBN: 1563962438 9781563962431
OCLC Number: 34906056
Description: xvii, 378 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Rudi Peierls - An Appreciation --
1. A Physicist's Portrait Gallery. Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, 1900-1958. Professor H. W. B. Skinner, F.R.S., 1900-1960. An Appreciation of Niels Bohr. Truth and Clarity. Rutherford and Bohr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967. The Growing Pains of Robert Oppenheimer. Heisenberg's Recollections. Werner Heisenberg, 1901-1976. A Heisenberg Biography. The Bomb That Never Was. A Physicist Who Enjoys It. Otto Robert Frisch, 1904-1979. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, 1902-1984. Dirac. Dirac's Way. Physics and Homi Bhabha. Two Mathematicians. Physicist Extraordinary. Landau in the 1930s. William George Penney, 1909-1991. Conservative Revolutionary. Recollections of James Chadwick. Bell's Early Work --
II. Atomic Energy and Arms Control. The Frisch-Peierls Memorandum. Defence Against the Atom Bomb. Atomic Energy: Threat and Promise. Britain in the Atomic Age. Limited Nuclear War? Agonising Misappraisal. Reflections of a British Participant.
Series Title: Masters of modern physics, v. 18.
Responsibility: Rudolf E. Peierls.

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