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Titel: Making Physics. A Biography of Brookhaven ...
Verlag: Chicago University Press, Chicago University Press
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
434p purple hardback with dustjacket, useful copy, essentially clean but with pencil marks (exclamation marks, minor underlining, dashes) to approx two doxen pages - a carefully studied copy, still with a lot of mileage in it. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 155183
Inhaltsangabe: From Nobel Prize-winning work in atomic physics to community concerns over radiation leaks, Brookhaven National Laboratory's ups and downs track the changing fortunes of "big science" in the United States since World War II. But Brookhaven is also unique; it was the first major national laboratory built specifically for basic civilian research. This text brings to life the people, the instruments, the science, and the politics of Brookhaven's first quarter-century. The book shows the experimental energy of Brookhaven's researchers, competing among themselves as well as with other laboratories around the world. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from oral interviews and internal memos to lab notebooks and transcripts of security clearance hearings, Robert P. Crease recounts the difficult founding and siting of Brookhaven, the successful resolution of immense engineering and technical problems in the design and construction of experimental apparatus, and changing relations with the surrounding Long Island community. But most of all, Crease tells the stories of Brookhaven's scientists and their research, which has included detailed descriptions of the structure of the nucleus, early attempts at radiotherapy for inoperable tumours, and studies of strange particles and the weak and strong interactions.
Über den Autor: Robert P. Crease is associate professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and historian at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is the author of "The Play of Nature: Experimentation as Performance" and coauthor of "The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics."
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