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Nuclear dawn : F.E. Simon and the race for atomic weapons in World War II

Author: Kenneth D McRae
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the experimental physicist Franz Simon, describing his early life in Germany, his move to Oxford in 1933, and his experimental contributions to low temperature physics. This volume is distinctive for using new source materials and the broad setting of five competing nuclear programmes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
McRae, Kenneth D.
Nuclear dawn.
2014
Named Person: F E Simon; F E Simon
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth D McRae
ISBN: 9780191767029 0191767026
OCLC Number: 941688812
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Preface: A House in Oxford ; 1. Growing Up into a World at War ; 2. Berlin 1919-1930 ; 3. Breslau 1931-1933 ; 4. Oxford 1933-1939 ; 5. Any Capable Physicist 1939-1941 ; 6. Industrial Plants ... Heretofore Deemed Impossible 1942-1945 ; 7. Why Manhattan? ; 8. Something Reasonable Again ; 9. Security Lapses ; 10. Germany in the Balance ; 11. A Rounded Life
Responsibility: Kenneth D. McRae.
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