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Nuclear forces : the making of the physicist Hans Bethe

Author: S S Schweber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On the fiftieth anniversary of Hiroshima, Nobel-winning physicist Hans Bethe called on his fellow scientists to stop working on weapons of mass destruction. What drove Bethe, the head of Theoretical Physics at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, to renounce the weaponry he had once worked so tirelessly to create? That is one of the questions answered by "Nuclear Forces", a riveting biography of Bethe's early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Named Person: Hans A Bethe; Hans A Bethe; Hans Albrecht Bethe; Hans A Bethe; Hans Albrecht Bethe; Hans Albrecht Bethe; Hans A Bethe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S S Schweber
ISBN: 9780674065871 0674065875
OCLC Number: 758383322
Description: viii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Growing Up --
Maturing --
Becoming Bethe --
Beyond the Doctorate : 1928-1933 --
England, 1933-1935 --
Hilde Levi --
Cornell University --
The Happy Thirties --
Rose Ewald Bethe --
Conclusion: Past and Future --
Appendix A: The Bethe Family Genealogy --
Appendix B: Courses Taken at Frankfurt University --
Appendix C: A Brief History of the Genesis of Quantum Mechanics --
Appendix D: Courses Taken at Munich University --
Appendix E: Bethe's Doctoral Thesis --
Appendix F: The Habilitationsschrift Defense.
Responsibility: Silvan S. Schweber.
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What drove Nobel-winning physicist Hans Bethe, head of Theoretical Physics at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, to later renounce the weaponry he had worked so tirelessly to create? That is  Read more...

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