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Discovery Of Anti-matter, The: The Autobiography Of Carl David Anderson, The Second Youngest Man To Win The Nobel Prize By David A K Anderson (-)

Discovery Of Anti-matter, The: The Autobiography Of Carl David Anderson, The Second Youngest Man To Win The Nobel Prize

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This volume presents the life story of Carl David Anderson, who in 1963, at the age of 31, became the youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.
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Discovery Of Anti-matter, The: The Autobiography Of Carl David Anderson, The Second Youngest Man To Win The Nobel Prize by David A K Anderson (-)

In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the second youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II.He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations.He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays at high altitudes, first atop Pike's Peak, then after the war in a specially equipped B-29.

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Table of Contents


Early years as a curious child; undergraduate student days at Caltech; graduate student days at Caltech; the discovery of the positron with the magnet cloud chamber; antimatter; research on Pikes Peak; research in the Tropics; return to Caltech and discovery of the new fundamental; particles; the Nobel Prize; a close encounter with the atomic bomb; World War II - Caltech rocket launching development; return to scientific research; non-scientific post-war activities; an invitation to the White House by President Kennedy; Princess Margaret visits Caltech; popularization of the beauty and limits of science.

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CIN000298169
Discovery Of Anti-matter, The: The Autobiography Of Carl David Anderson, The Second Youngest Man To Win The Nobel Prize by David A K Anderson (-)
David A K Anderson (-)
Series In Popular Science
Used - Very Good
Hardback
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
1999-02-12
160
9810236808
9789810236809
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