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Big science : Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex / Michael Hiltzik.

Author/creator Hiltzik, Michael A. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2015
Descriptionx, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents A heroic time -- South Dakota boy -- "I'm going to be famous" -- Shims and sealing wax -- Oppie -- The deuton affair -- The cyclotron republic -- John Lawrence's mice -- Laureate -- Mr. Loomis -- "Ernest, are you ready?" -- The racetrack -- Oak Ridge -- The road to Trinity -- The postwar bonanza -- Oaths and loyalties -- The shadow of the Super -- Livermore -- The Oppenheimer affair -- The return of small science -- The "clean bomb" -- Element 103.
Abstract "The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, 'I'm going to be famous!' Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science, "--Novelist.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 447-451) and index.
LCCN 2014017463
ISBN9781451675757 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN1451675755 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN9781451676037 (ebook)
ISBN1451676034 (ebook)
ISBN9781451675764 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN1451675763 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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