By the late Abraham Pais, Robert P. Crease
The past due Abraham Pais wrote the definitive biography of Albert Einstein, "Subtle is the Lord," which received an American e-book Award. As a individual physicist and Einstein's colleague, Pais mixed a worldly knowing of physics with first-hand wisdom of this notoriously deepest person, delivering infrequent insights into either. it's his distinct double standpoint that makes his paintings so worthwhile.
Now Abraham Pais deals an illuminating portrait of one other eminent colleague, J. Robert Oppenheimer, some of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of recent physics. Pais introduces us to a precocious formative years who sped via Harvard in 3 years, made sign contributions to quantum mechanics whereas in his twenties, and used to be instrumental within the progress of yankee physics within the decade prior to the second one global warfare, virtually single-handedly placing American physics at the map. Pais paints a revealing portrait of Oppenheimer's lifestyles in Los Alamos, the place in twenty striking, feverish months, below his encouraged management, the 1st atomic bomb was once designed and equipped, a hit that made Oppenheimer America's most renowned scientist. Pais, who used to be his next-door neighbor for a few years, describes Oppenheimer's lengthy tenure as Director of the Institute of complex examine at Princeton, but additionally exhibits how Oppenheimer's depth and conceitedness gained him robust enemies, who might eventually make him one of many central sufferers of the pink Scare of the Fifties.
instructed with compassion and deep perception, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the main complete biography of the good physicist to be had. it really is Abraham Pais's ultimate paintings, accomplished after his loss of life via Robert P. Crease, an acclaimed historian of technological know-how in his personal correct.
By Philip Bobbitt, Lawrence Freedman, Gregory F. Treverton
Setting the phrases for an efficient public debate on nuclear concerns, this gives essays and excerpts from longer works that experience charted the advance of yankee nuclear approach. every one part ends with questions for examine and research with urged additional reading.
By Da Duan, Paolo F Fantoni, Martine De Cock, Mike Nachtegael, Etienne E Kerre
FLINS, initially an acronym for Fuzzy common sense and clever applied sciences in Nuclear technological know-how, is now prolonged to utilized synthetic Intelligence for utilized examine. The contributions to the 7th within the sequence of FLINS meetings contained during this quantity disguise cutting-edge study and improvement in utilized man made intelligence for utilized learn generally and for power/nuclear engineering specifically.
By Ron Rosenbaum
In this startling booklet, now in paperback, the bestselling writer of Explaining Hitler warns nuclear global warfare III is not just the main immense and approaching danger to lifestyles as we all know it, but in addition some of the most neglected.
While Russian aggression grows and North Korean nuclear pursuits elevate unabated, tensions proceed to improve among India and Pakistan and within the heart East. in the meantime, Iran continues to be devoted to constructing its nuclear software regardless of foreign sanctions.
No different author has assembled the extreme array of assets and studies that Ron Rosenbaum calls directly to tell his exam of nuclear warfare.
While operating from either old and modern views to discover the folk and occasions which can form the shape of a 3rd international battle, he indicates people have by no means ahead of been so just about annihilation. during this ebook, Rosenbaum examines either the paranoia and intensely genuine set of probabilities that informs our view of nuclear warfare and asks no matter if we will “undream” the nightmare.
By Richard I Walker; T Jan Cerveny; Leonard A Alt; United States. Dept. of the Army. Office of the Surgeon General.; Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (U.S.); et al