Lawrence and His Laboratory: Nuclear Science at Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1981 - Science - 106 pages
The Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California, was the birthplace of particle accelerators, radioisotopes, and modern big science. This title presents the laboratory's history. It helps you learn how Ernest Lawrence used local and national technological, economic, and manpower resources to build the cyclotron.
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