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Martians of Science Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0195178459

ISBN-13: 9780195178456

Edition: 2006

Authors: Istv�n Hargittai

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If science has the equivalent of a Bloomsbury group, it is the five men born at the turn of the twentieth century in Budapest: Theodore von Karman, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller. From Hungary to Germany to the United States, they remained friends and continued to work together and influence each other throughout their lives. As a result, their work was integral to some of the most important scientific and political developments of the twentieth century. They were an extraordinary group of talents: Wigner won a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard was the first to see that a chain reaction based on neutrons was possible, initiated the Manhattan…    
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.21" long x 1.17" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Plates
Arrival and Departure
Family Origin and Early Childhood
Gem and Less: Gimnazium Experience
Background in Hungary and First Transition
Turning Points in Germany
Second Transition: to the United States
""To Protect and Defend"": World War II
To Deter: Cold War
Being Martian
Szilard and Fermi
Teller and Oppenheimer
Religion and Jewishness
Being Hungarian
Greatness in Science
Had They Lived
Appendix: Quotable Martians
Select Bibliography
Annotated Name Index
Subject Index