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Science and conscience : the life of James Franck

Author: J Lemmerich; Ann Hentschel
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2011]
Series: Stanford nuclear age series.
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"James Franck (1882-1964) was one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists, known both for his contributions to physics and for his moral courage. During the 1920s, Franck was a prominent figure in the German physics community. His research into the structure of the atom earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1925. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Franck resigned his professorship at Gottingen in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Franck; James Franck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Lemmerich; Ann Hentschel
ISBN: 9780804763103 0804763100
OCLC Number: 703104570
Notes: "Originally published in German under the title Aufrecht im Sturm der Zeit: Der Physiker James Franck, 1882-1964."
Description: xviii, 369 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Youth and education --
Research on the atom --
The Göttingen period --
The Nobel laureate --
The Nazis take over : resignation and emigration --
America, a new home --
A scientist's responsibility --
Franck and Germany after 1945.
Series Title: Stanford nuclear age series.
Other Titles: Aufrecht im Sturm der Zeit.
Responsibility: Jost Lemmerich ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel.

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