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Einstein and Oppenheimer : the meaning of genius

Author: S S Schweber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Schweber, S.S. (Silvan S.).
Einstein and Oppenheimer.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)316038213
Named Person: Albert Einstein; J Robert Oppenheimer; Albert Einstein; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S S Schweber
ISBN: 9780674043350 0674043359 9780674034525 067403452X
OCLC Number: 436076736
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 412 pages)
Contents: *1. Einstein and Nuclear Weapons * Introduction * Einstein and the Atomic Bomb * After Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Einstein on World Government * Hydrogen Bombs * Individual versus Collective Stands * The Einstein--Russell Manifesto * Epilogue *2. Einstein and the Founding of Brandeis University * Introduction * Israel Goldstein * Rabbinic Connections * The Harold Laski Episode * Denouement * Epilogue *3. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Proteus Unbound * Introduction * The Early Years * Becoming a Physicist: Oppenheimer and His School * Los Alamos * The Postwar Years * Hydrogen Bombs * Epilogue *4. J. Robert Oppenheimer and American Pragmatism * The Director's Fund * Philosophy * Harvard Overseer * The William James Lectures *5. Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Extension of Physics * Unification * Einstein and Unification * The MIT Centennial Celebration. * A Bird's-eye View of General Relativity, 1915--1960 *6. Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Meaning of Community * The Einstein--Oppenheimer Interaction * Eulogies and Memorial Speeches * Roots and Tradition * Philosophy * Epilogue * Some Concluding Remarks * Appendix: The Russell--Einstein Manifesto * Notes * Bibliography * Acknowledgments * Index
Responsibility: Silvan S. Schweber.

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The real interest of Mr. Schweber's account--and what makes his dual biography unusual--is the emphasis he places not on Einstein's or Oppenheimer's scientific achievements, which have been often Read more...

 
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