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Elemental Germans : Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls, and the making of British nuclear culture 1939-59

Author: Christoph Laucht
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born emigre atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs; Rudolf E Peierls; Klaus Fuchs; Rudolf Ernst Peierls; Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs; Rudolf E Peierls
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Laucht
ISBN: 9780230354876 0230354874
OCLC Number: 774489660
Description: xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents List of Figures Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction Difficult Beginnings: Social Integration between Survival and Internment Almost Accidental Beginnings: Professional Integration between Marginalization and British-American Nuclear Co-operation American Interlude: The Manhattan Project, the Atom Bomb and the Emergence of a New Approach to Nuclear Research A Nation Betrayed? The Klaus Fuchs Atomic Espionage Case Reconsidered Subject to Suspicion: Rudolf Peierls and the Klaus Fuchs Espionage Case The Responsible Scientist: Rudolf Peierls and the Formation of the Atomic Scientists' Association The 'Unpolitical' Scientist: Rudolf Peierls, the Concept of 'Objective' Science and the End of the Atomic Scientists' Association Conclusions and Afterthoughts Notes and References Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Christoph Laucht.

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