Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
Over 7 million books in stock
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
What Little I Remember By Otto Robert Frisch

What Little I Remember by Otto Robert Frisch

Condition - Very Good
$31.99
Only 1 left

Summary

This characterful book of reminiscences sheds an engagingly personal light on the people and events behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.

What Little I Remember Summary

What Little I Remember by Otto Robert Frisch

Otto Frisch took part in some of the most momentous developments in modern physics, notably the discovery of nuclear fission (a term which he coined). His work on the first atom bomb, which he saw explode in the desert 'like the light of a thousand suns', brought him into contact with figures such as Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, Richard Feynman and the father of electronic computers, John von Neumann. He also encountered the physicists who had made the great discoveries of recent generations: Einstein, Rutherford and Niels Bohr. This characterful book of reminiscences sheds an engagingly personal light on the people and events behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century, illustrated with a series of fascinating photographs and witty sketches by the author himself.

What Little I Remember Reviews

'In writing a charming, light-hearted cameo of his life and times as a scientist, Professor Frisch has revealed more about science than many authors with greater pretensions. This is a book that deserves to be read, and will be enjoyed, by a wide audience.' The Economist
'Despite his modest title, what Frisch 'manages to remember' is quite impressive. He loved to tell stories and his many vignettes of his associates ... include nearly every outstanding physicist who worked in nuclear physics.' Science
'This is a happy book, from which the author's personality and his enjoyment pf physics, of music, of life, emerges clearly. It is also a portrait of the pre-War world of physics, of days of small numbers and small apparatus, of times when a physicist could think of an ingenious experiement today and set it up tomorrow.' Nature

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Vienna 1904-1927; 2. Atoms; 3. Berlin 1927-1930; 4. Hamburg 1930-1933; 5. Nuclei; 6. London 1933-1934; 7. Denmark 1934-1939: 8; Denmark 1934-1939: 9; Energy from the nuclei; 10. Birmingham 1939-1940; 11. Liverpool 1940-1943; 12. Los Alamos 1943-1945; 13. Los Alamos 1943-1945; 14. Research resumed; 15. Return to England; 16. Cambridge 1947- ... ; Further reading; Acknowledgements; Index.

Additional information

GOR001975681
What Little I Remember by Otto Robert Frisch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1991-08-30
239
0521405831
9780521405836
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - What Little I Remember