Elemental Germans - Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59

by Christoph Laucht
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Christoph Laucht Elemental Germans - Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59
Christoph Laucht - Elemental Germans - Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59

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Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born emigre atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959.

Contributors

Author:
Christoph Laucht

Further information

Illustrations Note:
XIV, 288 p.
Table of Contents:
Contents List of Figures Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction Difficult Beginnings: Social Integration between Survival and Internment Almost Accidental Beginnings: Professional Integration between Marginalization and British-American Nuclear Co-operation American Interlude: The Manhattan Project, the Atom Bomb and the Emergence of a New Approach to Nuclear Research A Nation Betrayed? The Klaus Fuchs Atomic Espionage Case Reconsidered Subject to Suspicion: Rudolf Peierls and the Klaus Fuchs Espionage Case The Responsible Scientist: Rudolf Peierls and the Formation of the Atomic Scientists' Association The 'Unpolitical' Scientist: Rudolf Peierls, the Concept of 'Objective' Science and the End of the Atomic Scientists' Association Conclusions and Afterthoughts Notes and References Bibliography Index
Media Type:
Softcover
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Biography Artist:
CHRISTOPH LAUCHT Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Leeds, UK. His research interests include the cultural history of the atomic age and the transnational history of the Cold War. He is co-editor of Divided, But Not Disconnected: German Experiences of the Cold War (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010).
Review:

'...this book is a valuable addition to the field of physics history and should interest British Cold War and science historians alike, particularly those investigating the history of nuclear weapons or the development of European scientific cooperation in the post-war period.'

- Martin Theaker, University of Cambridge

Language:
English
Edition:
1st ed. 2012
Number of Pages:
288

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
May 15, 2012
Package Dimensions:
0.235 x 0.155 x 0.017 m; 0.454 kg
GTIN:
09781349346677
DUIN:
993J5MHQV99
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