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THE FLY IN THE CATHEDRAL: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An engaging, well-researched account of nuclear physics 75 years ago.As British journalist Cathcart (Test of Greatness, not reviewed) tells us, the nucleus in an atom is like a fly in a cathedral. This 1909 revelation about atomic structure launched an international contest to dissect things further—to split the atom. The Brits won. John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton, young researchers working ... Read full review

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