The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

by Istvan Hargittai
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195178459

ISBN-13: 9780195178456

Pub. Date: 07/27/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press


About the Author:
Istvan Hargittai is Professor of Chemistry and head of the George A. Olah Ph.D. School at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian and Norwegian Academies of Sciences and the Academia Europaea. He holds a Ph.D., D.Sc., and honorary doctorates from Moscow University, the University of

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About the Author:
Istvan Hargittai is Professor of Chemistry and head of the George A. Olah Ph.D. School at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian and Norwegian Academies of Sciences and the Academia Europaea. He holds a Ph.D., D.Sc., and honorary doctorates from Moscow University, the University of North Carolina, and the Russian Academy of Sciences

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ISBN-13:
9780195178456
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Plates
Introduction
1. Arrival and Departure
1.1. Family Origin and Early Childhood
1.2. Gem and Less: Gimnázium Experience
1.3. Background in Hungary and First Transition
2. Turning Points in Germany
3. Second Transition: to the United States
4. "To Protect and Defend": World War II
5. To Deter: Cold War
6. Being Martian
6.1. Comparisons
6.1.1. Szilard and Fermi
6.1.2. Teller and Oppenheimer
6.2. Traits
6.3. Religion and Jewishness
6.4. Being Hungarian
Epilogue
Greatness in Science
Had They Lived
Conclusion
Appendix: Quotable Martians
Notes
Select Bibliography
Annotated Name Index
Subject Index

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