AUTHORBrown, Andrew
TITLEThe Neutron and the Bomb: A Biography of Sir James Chadwick
PUBLISHEROxford University Press
CITYOxford, England
DATE PUBLISHED1997
ISBN0-19-853992-4


This book is a comprehensive biography of Nobel laureate and discoverer of the neutron, James Chadwick. As a result of his reputation in the field of physics, he was consulted about the possibility of an atomic bomb and coordinated the early research on the topic in Britain. He later became the chief British scientist on the Manhattan Project. The author often uses Chadwick’s correspondence with other leading scientists of his day to offer insight into his life and work.


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