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Making physics : a biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972

Author: Robert P Crease
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Nobel Prize-winning work in atomic physics to community concerns over radiation leaks, Brookhaven National Laboratory's ups and downs track the changing fortunes of "big science" in the United States since World War II. But Brookhaven is also unique; it was the first major national laboratory built specifically for basic civilian research. In Making Physics, Robert P. Crease brings to life the people, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Crease
ISBN: 0226120171 9780226120171 0226120198 9780226120195
OCLC Number: 39556440
Description: xii, 434 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Team of Young General Groveses --
2. A Reluctant Director, a Remote Site --
3. National Laboratory --
4. The "Brookhaven Concept" --
5. The Pile Project --
6. Community Relations --
7. The Accelerator Project --
8. Reactor Research in the 1950s --
9. "For the Enlightenment and Benefit of Mankind": Research at the Cosmotron --
10. Goldhaber's Directorship --
11. Research at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron --
12. The High Flux Beam Reactor --
13. Crossroad --
App. 1. Some Key Personnel of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Associated Universities, Inc.
Responsibility: Robert P. Crease.
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