Autor: Patricia Rife
ISBN-13: 9780817645595
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 432
Gewicht: 841 g
Format: 254x177x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age

 Taschenbuch
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In this fascinating biography, Patricia Rife interprets both the life and times of Lise Meitner (1878-1968), providing a rich background of the scientific discoveries and social milieu that affected the research, events, personalities, and politics of 20th century quantum physics. Rife asks the central question of why, given the priority evidence of Meitner's role in the interpretation of nuclear fission, was she too not awarded the Nobel Prize?
Foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.-Introduction by Patricia Rife.-Choosing the Path of Physics: 1878-1906.-Berlin: 1907-1909.-New Explorations at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute: 1909-1914.-World War I and Its Consequences: 1914-1920.-Shadows Lengthen: The Struggle out of the Causal Chain: 1920-1932.-Science in Nazi Germany: 1933-1936.-The Transuranic Maze: 1934-1938.-Escape from Nazi Germany: 1938.-The Discovery and Interpretation of Fission: 1938.-The News of Fission Spreads: 1939.-Chain Reaction and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 1939.-Secrecy and Code Names: War Research Surrounding Nuclear Fission: 1939-1942.-The Dark Days of War: 1941-1945.-The Atomic Bomb, a Trip to Washington, and the Nobel Prize Controversy: 1945-1946.-Epilogue: What Scientists Will Make of This Newly Found Knowledge: 1947-1968.-Endnotes.-Chronology.-List of Awards and Honors.-Publications by Lise Meitner.-Bibliography.-Index.
In this fascinating biography, Patricia Rife interprets both the life and times of Lise Meitner (1878-1968), providing a rich background of the scientific discoveries and social milieu that affected the research, events, personalities, and politics of 20th century quantum physics. Rife asks the central question of why, given the priority evidence of Meitner's role in the interpretation of nuclear fission, was she too not awarded the Nobel Prize?
Autor: Patricia Rife
ISBN-13 :: 9780817645595
ISBN: 0817645594
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.01.2007
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 841g
Seiten: 432
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 254x177x27 mm, 35 illus.