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William and Lawrence Bragg, father and son [electronic resource] : the most extraordinary collaboration in science / John Jenkin.

Author/Creator:
Jenkin, John.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (475 p.)
Subjects:
Bragg, William Henry, Sir, 1862-1942.
Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971.
Physicists -- Australia -- Biography.
Nobel Prize winners -- Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This joint biography is of William and Lawrence Bragg, who changed all of science in the 20th-century with the development of X-ray crystallography, and by mentoring the mid-century discovery of the structure of DNA. Their stories are vivid examples of science teaching and research in a colonial setting (Australia).
Contents:
Preface; Contents; 1. Stoneraise Place; 2. Market Harborough; 3. King William's College; 4. Cambridge University; 5. Adelaide: early years; 6. Consolidation and marriage; 7. Growth and maturity; 8. Towards research; 9. Leave-of-absence; 10. Aftermath; 11. Front-rank research: alpha particles; 12. Willie and Bob's Australian education; 13. Further research: X-rays and y-rays; 14. Goodbye Australia!; 15. Hello England!; 16. X-rays and crystals; 17. The Great War; 18. Post-war separation: Manchester and London; 19. Epilogue; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V
WX; Y; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-960670-6
0-19-152859-5
1-281-19052-7
1-4356-3118-8
9786611190521
OCLC:
319064496
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