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Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the Memoirs of George A. Cowan.

Author: Cowan, George.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cowan relates the details of his unique scientific career.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: G A Cowan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cowan, George.
ISBN: 1283636735 9781283636735 6613949191 9786613949196 9780826348722 0826348726
OCLC Number: 817819367
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1: My Early Environment; 2: The World Outside Our Yard; 3: Movies and Vaudeville; 4: Finding a Role; 5: The Deepening Depression; 6: My High School Years; 7: Undergraduate Years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; 8: Entering a New World; 9: Prologue to the Manhattan Project; 10: I Go to the "Met Lab"; 11: My Visit to Oak Ridge; 12: Nuclear Physics Research at Columbia University; 13: I Go to Los Alamos; 14: The Pittsburgh Years; 15: I Return to Los Alamos; 16: The Hydrogen Bomb; 17: New Heavy Elements. 18: Thermonuclear Testing,1954 -195519: Life at Los Alamos in the 1950s; 20: The Nuclear Intelligence Community; 21: The Oppenheimer Hearings; 22: Los Alamos Becomes Privately Owned; 23: Banking at Los Alamos; 24: Poker and Theoretical Physics; 25: Project Gnome: The Add-on Wheel Experiment; 26: Duplicating Mike Neutron Exposure; 27: U.S.-U.K. Joint Working Group for Radiochemistry; 28: International Symposium, Heavy Ion Physics, Dubna, Russia; 29: A Trip to the North Pole; 30: Down the Aleutian Islands to Amchitka; 31: The Oklo Natural Reactor; 32: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes. 33: The Solar Neutrino Program34: Atmospheric Dynamics Around Antarctica; 35: The White House Science Council; 36: Simplicity and Complexity; 37: The Santa Fe Institute:Its Intellectual Origins; 38: SFI Becomes Operational; 39: Behavioral Science; 40: My Interest in Early Mental Development; 41: What Have I Learned?; 42: What Lies Ahead?; 43: Power and Complexity; Index; Back Cover.

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