AUTHORWeisskopf, Victor
TITLEThe Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist
PUBLISHERHarper Collins Publishers
CITYNew York, NY

This autobiography presents Victor Weisskopf, a pioneer in particle physics research and a scientist who worked on the development of the atomic bomb. The comprehensive account of his life reveals his beliefs about nuclear responsibility and the often unseen idealism and humanism of scientists of his generation. Documenting his experiences from his early life and research, to his work with quantum mechanics, to his participation at Los Alamos, and finally to his advocacy for a peaceful world, Weisskopf describes his full and exciting life during a period of unprecedented research and invention.

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