Nuclear Forces: The Making of the Physicist Hans Bethe

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Harvard University Press, Jun 13, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 601 pages
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 one of the questions answered by Nuclear Forces, a riveting biography of Bethe’s early life and development as both a scientist and a man of principle.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Growing
Maturing
BecomingBethe
England 19331935
Hilde Levi
Cornell University 8 The HappyThirties 9 Rose Ewald Bethe
Appendixes
A Brief Historyof theGenesis of Quantum Mechanics
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
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