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Building the H bomb : a personal history

Author: Kenneth William Ford
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb. He worked with -- and relaxed with -- scientific giants of that time such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and John Wheeler, and here offers illuminating insights into the personalities, the strengths, and the quirks of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Kenneth William Ford; Kenneth William Ford
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth William Ford
ISBN: 9789814618809 9814618802
OCLC Number: 906701994
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed March 17, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: The big idea --
The protagonists --
The choice --
The scientists, the officials, and the president --
Nuclear energy --
Some physics --
Going west --
A new world --
The classical super --
Calculating and testing --
Constructing Matterhorn --
Academia cowers --
New Mexico, New York, and New Jersey --
The Garwin design --
Climbing Matterhorn --
More than a boy.
Responsibility: Kenneth W. Ford.

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In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb.  Read more...

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