RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 316232725 LA English T1 Heisenberg in the atomic age : science and the public sphere A1 Carson, Cathryn., PB German Historical Institute ; Cambridge University Press PP Washington, D.C; Cambridge; New York YR 2010 SN 9780521821704 0521821703 AB "Heisenberg in the Atomic Age explores the transformations of science's public presence in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. It shows how Heisenberg's philosophical commentaries, circulating in the mass media, secured his role as science's public philosopher, and it reflects on his policy engagements and public political stands, which helped redefine the relationship between science and the state. With deep archival grounding, the book tracks Heisenberg's interactions with intellectuals from Heidegger to Habermas and political leaders from Adenauer to Brandt. It also traces his evolving statements about his wartime research on nuclear fission for the National Socialist regime. Working between the history of science and German history, the book's central theme is the place of scientific rationality in public life - after the atomic bomb, in the wake of the Third Reich."--Publisher description.