Otto Hahn: Achievement and Responsibility / Edition 1

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Discusses Hahn’s contributions to science and his reflections of scientific and social responsibility. The author concludes that Hahn’s ideas can still serve as a foundation for responsible and moral actions by scientists.

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"J. Michael Cole translated this biography, which appeared in German on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of Otto Hahn. … the description of the life and thinking of this great scientist is fascinating and thrills everyone who takes an interest to read it. … the chronological course of events in his life, career, and his thinking is presented in such a gripping style, that it is hard to put the book down." (K.-E. Hellwig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1069, 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387950570
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/25/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Translator's Preface. 1. Atom Bomb and Nobel Prize. 2. Boyhood, Studies, and the First Probationary Years. 3. The Awakening of the Natural Sciences. 4. The First Scientific Discovery. 5. Research the University of Berlin. 6. The Kaiser Wilhelm Society. 7. The First World War. 8. New Success for the Atomic Researchers. 9. National Socialism—Night Falls on German Science. 10.Dispute Over the 93rd Element. 11. The Splitting of the Uranium Atom. 12. The Threat of Hitler's Atom Bomb. 13.The American Super—Explosive U235. 14. The Hunt for the Atomic Scientists. 15. A World Full of Prejudice. 16. Atom Bomb Diplomacy. 17. In Conflict with Conscience and Politics. 18. The Call of the Goettingen Eighteen. 19. Against Nuclear Weapon Experiments and Nuclear Balance. 20. Timetable. 21. Sources and Pointers. Index.

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