Serving the Reich the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler by Philip Ball

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear physics,
  • National socialism and science,
  • Science,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • History,
  • Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physik

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementPhilip Ball
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC773.3.G3 B35 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 303 pages
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27170100M
ISBN 10022620457X
ISBN 109780226204574
LC Control Number2014010718
OCLC/WorldCa871670664

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Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any ‘Jewish ideas’, many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime.

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