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Title:In Sputnik's Shadow : The President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America
Author(s): Zuoyue Wang
Date:2008
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
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Contents:American public science, 1863-1945 -- The origins of technological skepticism, 1945-1950 -- Mobilizing science for the Korean War under Truman, 1950-1952 -- Science and the national security state under Eisenhower, 1952-1957 -- Eisenhower, Sputnik, and the creation of PSAC, 1957 -- PSAC and the launching of NASA, 1957-1960 -- Military technology, 1957-1960 -- The search for a nuclear test ban, 1957-1960 -- The politics of big science, 1957-1960 -- The control of science policy under Eisenhower, 1957 -1960 -- Science at the new frontier under Kennedy, 1960-1963 -- Responding to Rachel Carson's Silent spring, 1962-1963 -- Testing the limits, 1961-1963 -- Scientists for Johnson, 1964 -- PSAC, the Vietnam War, and the ABM debate, 1964-1968 -- The politic s of technological dissent under Nixon, 1969-1973.
ISBN:9780813543314
Series:eBooks
Keywords: Science and state, United States, History, 20th century.
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Title:Cobalt Blues [electronic resource] : The Story of Leonard Grimmett, the Man Behind the First Cobalt-60 Unit in the United States
Author(s): Peter R Almond
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
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Note:For the latter half of the 20th century, cobalt-60 units were the mainstay of radiation treatments for cancer. Cobalt Blues describes the development of the first cobalt-60 unit in the United States and the man behind it, LeonardGrimmett. Conceptuall y conceived before World War II, it only became possible because of the development of nuclear reactors during the war. Although Grimmett conceived of and published his ideas first, the Canadians built the firstunits because of the capability of their rea ctor to produce more suitable cobalt-60 sources. This book tells the story of how Grimmett and others came together at the time that the U S Atomic Energy Agency was pushing the use ofradioactivity in medicine. Due to his sudden death, very little informa tion about Grimmett was known until recently, when various documents have come to light, allowing the full story to be told
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Contents:Foreword
Prologue
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1941
1946
The Journey, January 29 to February 7, 1949
Early Life and Education, London 1903
1929
Medical Physicist Part I, London 1929
1944
The Unknown Years and UNESCO Paris, 1944
1948
Replacing Radium 1937
1949
Arrival, Houston February 1949
The Cobalt Unit 1949
1954
Medical Physicist Part II, Houston 1949
1951
Cobalt
60 and the Notebook
Cobalt
60 in Perspective
Epilogue: Grimmett the Man
Appendix A: Principles of Radiotherapy
Appendix B: Principles of Reactor Production of Cobalt
60
Appendix C: Gri
ISBN:9781461449249
Series:e-books
Series:SpringerLink (Online service)
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Science History , Oncology , Radiology, Medical
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Call number:Q180.6.U54W47::2003 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The national labs Science in an American system, 1947-1974
Author(s): Peter J. Westwick
Date:2003
Publisher:Harvard University Press
ISBN:0674009487
Keywords: Laboratories United States History 20th century. , Science and state United States History 20th century , Financing, government history United States
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Call number:QC794.6.F4K35::2005 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Drawing theories apart: The dispersion of Feynman diagrams in postwar physics
Author(s): David Kaiser
Date:2005
Publisher:Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Size:469 p.
Contents:Pedagogy and the institutions of theory -- I: Dispersing the diagrams, 1948-54 -- An introduction in the Poconos -- Freeman Dyson and the postdoc cascade -- International dispersion -- II: Dispersion in form, use, and meaning -- III: Feynman diagrams in and out of field theory, 1955-70 -- Teaching the diagrams in an age of textbooks -- Doodling toward a new theory -- Democratic diagrams in Berkeley and Princeton -- Paper tools and the theorists' way of life
ISBN:0226422666
Keywords: Feynman diagrams. , Physics United States History 20th century. , Physics History 20th century.
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Call number:QC774.E94B97::2010 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Many worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family
Author(s): Peter Byrne
Date:2010
Publisher:Oxford University Press: New York
Size:436 pgs.
ISBN:9780199552276
Keywords: Everett, Hugh. , Nuclear physicists - United States - Biography. , Quantum cosmology - Research - United States - History 20th Century , Military research - United States - History 20th Century
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Call number:QC16.O62M66::2013 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Robert Oppenheimer: A life inside the center
Author(s): Ray Monk
Date:2012
Edition:First American edition
Publisher:New York : Doubleday
Size:825 p
Contents:1904-1926. Amerika, du hast es besser, Oppenheimer's German Jewish background, Childhood, First love, New Mexico, Harvard, Cambridge 1926-1941.
Gottingen, Postdoctoral fellow, An American school of theoretical physics, Unstable cores, Fission 1941-1945. In on the secret, Los Alamos 1, security, Los Alamos 2, implosion, Los Alamos 3, heavy with misgiving 1945-1967. The insider scientist, The b ooming years, Massive retaliation, Falsus in uno, An open book?
ISBN:9780385504072
Keywords: Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967 , Physicists United States Biography , Atomic bomb United States History 20th century , Physicists United States Intellectual life 20th century , BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical , BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology , HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Call number:QC16.O62B57::2005 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:American Prometheus The triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Author(s): Kai Bird
Martin J. Sherwin
Date:2006
Publisher:Vintage Books
Contents:I. He received every new idea as perfectly beautiful -- His separate prison -- I am having a pretty bad time -- I find the work hard, thank God, & almost pleasant -- I am Oppenheimer -- Oppie -- The Nim Nim boys -- II. In 1936 my interests began to change -- [Frank] clipped it out and sent it in -- More and more surely -- I'm going to marry a friend of yours, Steve -- We were pulling the New Deal to the left -- The coordinator of rapid rupture -- The Chevalier affair -- III. He'd become very patriotic -- Too much secrecy -- Oppenheimer is telling the truth... -- Suicide, motive unknown -- Would you like to adopt her? -- Bohr was God, and Oppie was his prophet -- The impact of the gadget on civilization -- Now we're all sons-of-bitches -- IV. Those poor little people -- I feel I have blood on my hands -- People could destroy New York -- Oppie had a rash and is now immune -- An intellectual hotel -- He couldn't understand why he did it -- I am sure that is why she threw things at him -- He never let on what his opinion was -- Dark words about Oppie -- Scientist X -- The beast in the jungle -- V. It looks pretty bad, doesn't it? -- I f4ear that this whole thing is a piece of idiocy -- A manifestation of hysteria -- A black mark on the escutcheon of our country -- I can still feel the warm blood on my hands -- It was really like a never-never land -- It should have been done the day after trinity -- There's only one Robert
ISBN:9780375726262
Keywords: Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967. , Physicists United States Biography. , Atomic bomb United States History. , Science Political aspects United States History 20th century. , United States History 20th century.
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