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David Hawkins, Chronicler of Los Alamos

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

During the time of the interview, David Hawkins was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Colorado. This chapter presents how he came to know Robert Oppenheimer and ... More


Nature and the Nuclear Southwest: Peggy Pond Church and J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Two takes as its subject the New Mexican poet Peggy Pond Church. Although Church is not a canonically recognised writer, this chapter reveals that her poetry and prose writings contain ... More


Atomic Secrets, 1953–1954

Gregory S. Taylor

in The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Crouch played a minor role in attacks against two major scientists between 1953 and 1954. He publicly linked Dr. Joseph Weinberg, who had worked on the Manhattan Project, with Communist espionage. ... More


What the Physicist said to the Poet: How Physicists Used the Ideal of Poetry to Talk about Uncertainty

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter shows how postwar poets encountered strong negative or idealized images of poetry in the writings of physicists and other scientists. Physicists sometimes referred to an abstraction of ... More


Epilogue Mosaic

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The first section of this chapter aims to understand what happens to people with kind hearts and humanist feelings when they work on weapons of mass destruction, trying to examine the problem of ... More


Edward Teller, High Priest of Physics

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

On December 1, 1995, the author traveled to Stanford University to meet with Edward Teller at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and immediately had two reactions on meeting him. ... More


The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch

Gregory S. Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049205
eISBN:
9780813050072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography examines the life of Paul Crouch, who spent seventeen years in the Communist Party of the United States of America and, later, five years as an informant for the Federal Government. ... More


Doctor Polio Meets Doctor Polio Meets Doctor Atomic

Suzanne Bourgeois

in Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276079
eISBN:
9780520956599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276079.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward Litchfield, the new president of the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), wanted to raise academic standards, including boosting research. In 1957, the Municipal Hospital was purchased by the ... More


Scientists as Prophets: A Rhetorical Genealogy

Lynda Walsh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199857098
eISBN:
9780199345410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857098.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Why did an atheist like Carl Sagan talk so much about God? Why does NASA climatologist James Hansen plead with us in his recent book not to waste “Our Last Chance to Save Humanity?” Because science ... More


Advanced Study

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Ernst Kantorowicz's life after being fired from Berkeley. He eventually secured a permanent position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. From the start, ... More


Introduction

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book begins by arguing that after 1945 the natural and social sciences increasingly claimed that they alone could offer reliable knowledge-producing methods of inquiry into the material and human ... More


Introduction

Lindsey A. Freeman

in Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This introductory chapter examines three clandestine nuclear sites in the U.S.—Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington. Oak Ridge pioneered the first large-scale ... More


Love’s Labour’s Won

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The final chapter covers the last ten years of Nabokov’s life: his fifth and last marriage, to photographer Dominique Cibiel; his friendship with Robert Oppenheimer; his association with the Aspen ... More


Learning

Istvan Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

in New York Scientific: A Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769873
eISBN:
9780191822681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769873.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Plaques and busts commemorate teachers and educators, philosophers and historians, from the time of the Dutch colonies to the twentieth century. High schools in New York have served as workshops to ... More


Constructing the Ring, 1968–1972

in Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of the construction of the accelerator rings of the National Accelerator Laboratory during the period 1968 to 1972. It explains that while Berkeley designers ... More


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