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Einstein and Oppenheimer : the Meaning of Genius

Author: Silvan S Schweber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, two iconic scientists of the twentieth century, belonged to different generations, with the boundary marked by the advent of quantum mechanics. By exploring how these men differed--in their worldview, in their work, and in their day--this book provides powerful insights into the lives of two critical figures and into the scientific culture of their times.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Psychology
Energy
Mechanics General
Physics General
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schweber, Silvan S.
Einstein and Oppenheimer.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2008]
(DLC) 2007043108
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Silvan S Schweber
ISBN: 9780674043350 0674043359 067403452X 9780674034525
OCLC Number: 1032695915
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
CHAPTER ONE. Albert Einstein and Nuclear Weapons --
CHAPTER TWO. Albert Einstein and the Founding of Brandeis University --
CHAPTER THREE. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Proteus Unbound --
CHAPTER FOUR. J. Robert Oppenheimer and American Pragmatism --
CHAPTER FIVE. Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Extension of Physics --
CHAPTER SIX. Einstein, Oppenheimer, and the Meaning of Community --
Some Concluding Remarks --
Appendix: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Silvan S. Schweber.
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