Serving the Reich : the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler / Philip Ball.
By: Ball, PhilipMaterial type: TextPublisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780226204574 (cloth : alk. paper); 022620457X (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): National socialism and science | Nuclear physics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Germany | Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Germany | Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut f�ur Physik | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | Planck, Max, 1858-1947 | Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966 | Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976DDC classification: 530.0943/09043 LOC classification: QC773.3.G3 | B35 2014
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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.