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Science and conscience [electronic resource] : the life of James Franck / Jost Lemmerich ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel.

Author/Creator:
Lemmerich, J.
Standardized Title:
Aufrecht im Sturm der Zeit. English
Publication:
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2011.
Series:
Stanford nuclear age series.
Stanford nuclear age series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (394 p.)
Subjects:
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography.
Nobel Prize winners -- Germany -- Biography.
Jewish refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 1920's, Franck was a prominent figure in the German physics community. His research into the structure of the atom earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1925. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Franck resigned his professorship at Gottingen in protest against anti-Jewish policies. He soon emigrated to the United States, where, at the University of Chicago, he began innovative research into photosynthesis.
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction; 2: Youth and Education; 3: Research on the Atom; 4: The Göttingen Period; 5: The Nobel Laureate; 6: The Nazis Take Over-Resignation and Emigration; 7: America-A New Home; 8: A Scientist's Responsibility; 9: Franck and Germany after 1945; Appendix I: List of Publications by James Franck; Appendix II: The Franck Report; Abbreviations in the Notes 327; Notes; Name Index
Notes:
"Originally published in German under the title Aufrecht im Sturm der Zeit: Der Physiker James Franck, 1882-1964."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Hentschel, Ann.
ISBN:
0-8047-7909-0
OCLC:
750192971
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