Ball, Philip, 1962-

Serving the Reich : the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler / Philip Ball. - ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-293) and index.

Introduction: Nobel Prize-winner with dirty hands -- As conservatively as possible -- Physics must be rebuilt -- The beginning of something new -- Intellectual freedom is a thing of the past -- Service to science must be service to the nation -- There is very likely a Nordic science -- You obviously cannot swim against the tide -- "I have seen my death!" -- As a scientist or as a man -- Hitherto unknown destructive power -- Heisenberg was mostly silent -- We are what we pretend to be -- Epilogue: We did not speak the same language.

9780226204574 (cloth : alk. paper) 022620457X (cloth : alk. paper)


Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Debye, Peter J. W. 1884-1966.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut f�ur Physik.

National socialism and science.
Nuclear physics--History--Germany--20th century.
World War, 1939-1945--Science--Germany.
Science--Moral and ethical aspects--Germany.


QC773.3.G3 / B35 2014


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