AUTHORBernstein, Jeremy
TITLEHans Bethe, Prophet of Energy
PUBLISHERBasic Books
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1980
ISBN0-465-02903-5


This book profiles the life of physicist Hans Bethe, recipient of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on theories of nuclear reactions and energy production in stars. Stripped of his academic position by the Nazis, Bethe, who was of Jewish descent, fled to the United States in the 1930s. During World War II, he headed the Theoretical Physics Division at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the world’s first atomic bombs were assembled. The book, written in collaboration with Bethe, is based upon personal interviews, and treats his failures as well as successes in life. The book includes a glossary and a bibliography.


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