By Darryl J. Leiter
One other vital survey within the awesome Scientists sequence, A to Z of Physicists focuses not just at the lives and personalities of these profiled, but additionally on their examine and contributions to the sphere. a desirable and significant component of this quantity is the eye paid to the hindrances that girls and minority physicists have triumph over to arrive their own targets. via incidents, quotations, and images, the entries painting anything of the human face that's frequently misplaced in books on technological know-how and scientists. A to Z of Physicists positive factors a hundred and fifty entries and 50 black-and-white pictures. Culturally inclusive and spanning the total variety of physicists from precedent days to the current day, this can be an excellent source for college kids and basic readers drawn to the historical past of physics or the numerous elements of the private lives of significant physicists.
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He later continued this work as director of Naval Operational Research at the Admiralty. Blackett served as adviser to the Anti-Aircraft Command and, during the Blitz of London, was involved in antiaircraft operations. After the war Blackett returned to university life. At Manchester, his research team made many important discoveries about cosmic rays, including the discovery, in 1947, of the first two of what became known as strange particles: a large family of intrinsically unstable particles with a life span of 10–10 second and a mass greater than that of a proton, which undergo a series of elementary particle decays.
145–156. ᨳ Bethe, Hans Albrecht (1906– ) German/American Theoretician, Nuclear Physicist, Astrophysicist, Solid State Physicist During his long and brilliant career, Hans Bethe has made numerous contributions to both fundamental and applied science. His early work laid the foundation for nuclear physics and explained the dynamics of the energy of stars. During World War II, he headed the theoretical group 26 Bethe, Hans Albrecht at Los Alamos, New Mexico, that developed the atomic bomb. He later came to epitomize the socially responsible scientist, working tirelessly in the interests of nuclear disarmament.
In 1928, Bhabha wrote to his father: I seriously say to you that . . a job as an engineer is . . totally foreign to my nature and radically opposed to my temperament and opinions. Physics is my line. I know I shall do great things here . . I am burning with a desire to do physics. D. in theoretical physics in 1935. During this time the Cavendish was at the height of its golden age under the directorship of ERNEST RUTHERFORD. In the single year of 1932, SIR JAMES CHADWICK demonstrated the existence of the neutron; JOHN DOUGLAS COCKCROFT produced the artificial disintegration of light elements by bombarding them with high-speed protons; and LORD PATRICK MAYNARD STUART BLACKETT invented a counter-cloud chamber that would demonstrate the production of positron and electron pairs.
A to Z of Physicists (Notable Scientists) by Darryl J. Leiter