The Resource Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the memoirs of George A. Cowan, George A. Cowan

Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the memoirs of George A. Cowan, George A. Cowan

Label
Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the memoirs of George A. Cowan
Title
Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute
Title remainder
the memoirs of George A. Cowan
Statement of responsibility
George A. Cowan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"George Cowan's memoir is an engaging eyewitness account of how science works and how scientists, as people, work as well. In discussing his career in nuclear physics from the 1940s into the 1980s, Cowan talks about some of his assignments in nuclear forensics, including President Harry Truman's skeptical review of the analysis of Russia's first atomic bomb test in 1949. Throughout his book, Cowan weaves in intriguing anecdotes about a large cast of distinguished scientists - all related in his concise, wry manner."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 540.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD22.C69
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the memoirs of George A. Cowan, George A. Cowan
Publication
Note
Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My early environment -- The world outside our yard -- Movies and vaudeville -- Finding a role -- The deepening Depression -- My high school years -- Undergraduate years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute -- Entering a new world -- Prologue to the Manhattan Project -- I go to the "Met Lab" -- My visit to Oak Ridge -- Nuclear physics research at Columbia University -- Photo gallery I -- I go to Los Alamos -- The Pittsburgh years -- I return to Los Alamos -- The hydrogen bomb -- New heavy elements -- Thermonuclear testing, 1954-1955 -- Life at Los Alamos in the 1950s -- The nuclear intelligence community -- The Oppenheimer hearings -- Los Alamos becomes privately owned -- Banking at Los Alamos -- Poker and theoretical physics -- Project Gnome : the add-on wheel experiment -- Duplicating Mike neutron exposure -- U.S.-U.K. Joint Working Group for Radiochemistry -- International symposium, heavy ion physics, Dubna, Russia -- Photo gallery II -- A trip to the North Pole -- Down the Aleutian Islands to Amchitka -- The Oklo natural reactor -- Disposal of high-level radioactive wastes -- The solar neutrino program -- Atmospheric dynamics around Antarctica -- The White House Science Council -- Simplicity and complexity -- Photo gallery III -- The Santa Fe Institute : its intellectual origins -- SFI becomes operational -- Behavioral science -- My interest in early mental development -- What have I learned? -- What lies ahead? -- Power and complexity
Control code
ocn760158118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (175 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826348722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35891798
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760158118
  • pebcs0826348726

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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