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Author Ball, Philip, 1962-

Title Serving the Reich : the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler / Philip Ball.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    530.0943 BAL    Available
Description ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "Nobel Prize-winner with dirty hands" -- "As conservatively as possible" -- "Physics must be rebuilt" -- "The beginning of something new" -- "Intellectual freedom is a thing of the past" -- "Service to science must be service to the nation" -- "There is very likely a Nordic science" -- "You obviously cannot swim against the tide" -- "I have seen my death!" -- "As a scientist or as a man" -- "Hitherto unknown destructive power" -- "Heisenberg was mostly silent" -- "We are what we pretend to be" -- Epilogue: "We did not speak the same language."
Subject Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976.
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik.
National socialism and science.
Nuclear physics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Germany.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Germany.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9780226204574 (cloth : alk. paper)
022620457X (cloth : alk. paper)

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