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Otto Hahn : achievement and responsibility

Author: Klaus Hoffmann, Dr. rer. nat.
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Discusses Hahn's contributions to science and his reflections of scientific and social responsibility. The author concludes that Hahn's ideas can still serve as a foundation for responsible and moral  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Otto Hahn; Otto Hahn; Otto Hahn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Hoffmann, Dr. rer. nat.
ISBN: 0387950575 9780387950570
OCLC Number: 44046965
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Atom Bomb and Nobel Prize --
2. Boyhood, Studies, and the First Probationary Years --
3. The Awakening of the Natural Sciences --
4. The First Scientific Discovery --
5. Research at the University of Berlin --
6. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society --
7. The First World War --
8. New Success for the Atomic Researchers --
9. National Socialism --
Night Falls on German Science --
10. Dispute Over the 93rd Element --
11. The Splitting of the Uranium Atom --
12. The Threat of Hitler's Atom Bomb --
13. The American Super-Explosive U235 --
14. The Hunt for the Atomic Scientists --
15. A World Full of Prejudice --
16. Atom Bomb Diplomacy --
17. In Conflict with Conscience and Politics --
18. The Call of the Gottingen Eighteen.
Other Titles: Otto Hahn.
Responsibility: Klaus Hoffmann.
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