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Franck and Germany after 1945

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the Second World War, James Franck launched an appeal on the issue of an inadequate supply of food in the German population. He joined other prominent American Jewish refugees in a public call ... More


The Nobel Laureate

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1926, James Franck went to Stockholm to receive the 1925 Nobel Prize in physics, which he shared with Gustav Hertz for their experiments supporting Neil Bohr's theory of the atom. He then began to ... More


The Nazis Take Over—Resignation and Emigration

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Hitler's rise to power prompted James Franck to leave Germany in 1933. When Hitler decreed that Jews could not work in government agencies or universities, Franck was outraged and publicly announced ... More


Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Jost Lemmerich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

James Franck (1882–1964) was one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists, known both for his contributions to physics and for his moral courage. During the 1920s, Franck was a prominent ... More


Youth and Education: Origins and Childhood in Hamburg

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

James Franck was born on August 26, 1882 to Jacob Franck and Rebecca née Drucker, in Hamburg, Germany. Franck entered Wilhelm Gymnasium in the fall of 1891 where he learned Latin, Greek, English, and ... More


America—A New Home

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After moving to Baltimore, James Franck began to work at Johns Hopkins University and collaborated with Karl F. Herzfeld in examining energy relations of photosynthesis. Their results were presented ... More


Distrust And Obduracy Among Emigrés

KLAUS HENTSCHEL

in The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205660
eISBN:
9780191709388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Distrust and obduracy clearly characterize Einstein's response to approaches from the fatherland after World War II. Although Franck and Meitner were more generous, neither were they willing to ... More


A Scientist's Responsibility

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the discovery of uranium fission, James Franck joined Enrico Fermi, Eugene Wigner, and Leo Szilard in the Manhattan Project, in a presumed race against Germany scientists in the production of ... More


Introduction

in Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763103
eISBN:
9780804779098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book focuses on the life and works of James Franck, one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists. Franck was a great physicist who made a great contribution to the development of ... More


Too Stupid Even for the Funny Papers: The Myth of the American Atomic Monopoly, 1939–1945

Shane J. Maddock

in Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833551
eISBN:
9781469604220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895849_maddock.6
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the development of nuclear weapons during World War II and early efforts to control their spread. It opens with a warning from physicist James Franck to President Harry S. ... More


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