Book — 273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm
The Reasons Why This Book Has Been Written-- An Incredible Sequence of Unexpected Events-- Blackett and the Origin of The Subnuclear Universe-- Blackett and Russell (Galilei, Einstein, Godel)-- The "Blackett Effect" in the 2nd World War-- Blackett and the Whole of Our Knowledge Including Virtual History and the Three Big Bangs-- New Institutions Founded-- Memory is Needed for the Future-- The Future-- Conclusions - From Blackett to Present Day Physics-- The View Which Enchanted Professor Blackett-- References--.
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This book traces the contribution of a great man - Lord Patrick M S Blackett - Great Admiral of the British Navy and Nobel Prize for his discovery of the simultaneous production of antielectron-electron pairs but this book traces his contributions towards the foundation of two of the most important scientific institutions in Italy and also his scientific contributions to science. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
It was no accident that the Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb happened at the same time. When the Nazis came into power in 1933, their initial objective was not to get rid of Jews. Rather, their aim was to refine German culture: Jewish professors and teachers at fine universities were sacked. Atomic science had attracted a lot of Jewish talent, and as Albert Einstein and other quantum exiles scattered, they realized that they held the key to a weapon of unimaginable power. Convinced that their gentile counterparts in Germany had come to the same conclusion, and having witnessed what the Nazis were prepared to do, the exiles were afraid. They had to get to the Atomic Bomb first. The Nazis meanwhile had acquired a more pressing objective: their persecution of the Jews had evolved into extermination. Two dreadful projects - the Bomb and the Holocaust - became locked in a grisly race. (source: Nielsen Book Data)