AUTHORKeller, Alex
TITLEThe Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle
PUBLISHERClarendon Press
CITYOxford, England

This history of a revolutionary half century documents contributions and discoveries of various scientists in physics and in the beginnings of modern atomic science. From the earliest experiments in the 1880s to the use of nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Keller shows how research was interpreted in the scientific language of the time, and offers insight into what leading scientists such as Rutherford, Bohr, Einstein, and Thompson thought of the discoveries being made. The author also touches on the perceptions of ordinary scientists and the public.

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