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Play It Up or Down? Confronting the Pontecorvo Affair

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reveals that the inquiries which followed Bruno Pontecorvo's flight and typified the case were influenced by two opposing tendencies that combined to greatly decrease their efficacy. On ... More


Bruno Maximovich and Professor Pontecorvo

in The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter emphasizes Bruno Pontecorvo's career after his flight, and also reviews the proliferation of accounts of his antics in espionage literature. The new accounts of the atom spy Pontecorvo ... More


The special relationship? Ministers, atomic espionage and Anglo-American relations

Daniel W. B. Lomas

in Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099144
eISBN:
9781526120922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter Five studies Ministerial reactions to the spy scandals that threatened Anglo-American nuclear exchanges. Considering the cases of Alan Nunn May, Klaus Fuchs, Bruno Pontecorvo, Guy Burgess and ... More


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