AUTHORHuizenga, John R.
TITLEFive Decades of Research in Nuclear Science
PUBLISHERMeliora Press
CITYRochester, NY

This autobiographical memoir of nuclear physicist John Huizenga is geared toward readers familiar with nuclear physics. It describes Huizenga's research career beginning with involvement in the Manhattan Project through his postwar work at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Rochester. The author offers great technical detail, accompanied by graphs and equations. Huizenga's role in the discovery of new transuranic elements einsteinium and fermium is of particular interest. His work also included studies of the elemental composition of meteorites, the mechanism of nuclear fission, and the radioactive decay modes of actinide elements. The memoir focuses on the author's scientific career, with little mention of his personal life.

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