AUTHORArms, Nancy
TITLEA Prophet in Two Countries: the Life of F. E. Simon
PUBLISHERPergamon Press
CITYNew York, NY
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This biography of Franz Simon, a physical chemist, covers his personal and scientific life from 1893 to 1956. It discusses his work at Oxford in England in low temperature research, in solidifying helium, and on separating uranium-235 from uranium-238 isotopes by gas diffusion during World War II. The book also describes Simon's childhood as a Jew in Berlin, earning the Iron Cross First Class during World War I, receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Berlin, and his immigration to England in the thirties. The author interviewed family and close friends to capture Franz Simon, a friendly man with strong interests in music and language. The book includes a list of Simon's scientific publications.

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