A Physicist for All Seasons: Part I

  title={A Physicist for All Seasons: Part I},
  author={F. Oppenheimer},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
The first part of this interview covers Frank Oppenheimer’s childhood, family background, and early education in New York City; his deep lifelong bond to his older brother Robert; his undergraduate years at Johns Hopkins University (1930–1933); his stays at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England, and at the University of Florence, Italy (1933–1935); his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology (1935–1939); his postdoctoral assistantship at Stanford University (1939… Expand


Charles C. Lauritsen: A Reasonable Man in an Unreasonable World
Abstract.Charles C. Lauritsen (1891-1968) was a leading American experimental nuclear physicist and government advisor. He emigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1916 with his wife and baby.Expand
The Seventh Solvay Conference: Nuclear Physics at the Crossroads
The seventh Solvay Conference, held at the Free University of Brussels from October 22–29, 1933,1 occupies a place in the history of nuclear physics similar to the one that the first SolvayExpand
The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America
This text provides an account of the coming of age of physics in America, portraying the scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into a revolutionary era. The book ranges widelyExpand
The Genesis of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Abstract. The creation of a good physics department in the newly established Hebrew University in Jerusalem (opened in 1925) was an important goal for Chaim Weizmann, President of the ZionistExpand
The Birth of Particle Physics
Part I. Introduction: 1. The birth of elementary particle physics: 1930-1950 Laurie M. Brown and Lillian Hoddeson Part II. Theoretical Underpinnings: 2. The origin of quantum field theory Paul A. M.Expand
Are the Laws of Physics Inevitable?
Social constructionists believe that experimental evidence plays a minimal role in the production of scientific knowledge, while rationalists such as myself believe that experimental evidence isExpand
A Course of Modern Analysis
The volume now gives a somewhat exhaustive account of the various ramifications of the subject, which are set out in an attractive manner and should become indispensable, not only as a textbook for advanced students, but as a work of reference to those whose aim is to extend the knowledge of analysis. Expand
Are There Really Neutrinos?: An Evidential History
The quest to prove the existence of one of the fundamental particles in the universe.. In this intriguing and accessible book, physicist Allan Franklin argues that science is a reasonable enterpriseExpand
A Peril and a Hope : The Scientists' Movement in America, 1945-47
The political influence of scientists on such matters as arms control and environmental protection is now being put to the test. Scientists first entered the arena of political action during theExpand
Possible Existence of a Neutron
IT has been shown by Bothe and others that beryllium when bombarded by α-particles of polonium emits a radiation of great penetrating power, which has an absorption coefficient in lead of about 0.3Expand