Joseph Rotblat: Moral Dilemmas and the Manhattan Project

@article{Veys2013JosephRM,
  title={Joseph Rotblat: Moral Dilemmas and the Manhattan Project},
  author={Lucy Veys},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={451-469}
}
  • Lucy Veys
  • Published 26 November 2013
  • Art
  • Physics in Perspective
John Fitzgerald Kennedy famously said, “One man can make a difference and every man should try.”1 Joseph Rotblat (1908–2005) was the quintessence of Kennedy’s conviction. He was the only scientist who left Los Alamos after it transpired that the atomic bomb being developed there was intended for use against adversaries other than Nazi Germany. I explore Rotblat’s early research in Warsaw and Liverpool, which established his reputation as a highly capable experimental physicist, and which led… 

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