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Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute The Memoirs of George A.Cowan

G. A. Cowan (George A.), 1920-

c2010

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  • Title:
    Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute The Memoirs of George A.Cowan
  • Author: G. A. Cowan (George A.), 1920-
  • Description: My early environment -- The world outside our yard -- Movies and vaudeville -- Finding a role -- The deepening Depression -- My high school years -- Undergraduate years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute -- Entering a new world -- Prologue to the Manhattan Project -- I go to the "Met Lab" -- My visit to Oak Ridge -- Nuclear physics research at Columbia University -- Photo gallery -- I go to Los Alamos -- The Pittsburgh years -- I return to Los Alamos -- The hydrogen bomb -- New heavy elements -- Thermonuclear testing, 1954-1955 -- Life at Los Alamos in the 1950s -- The nuclear intelligence community -- The Oppenheimer hearings -- Los Alamos becomes privately owned -- Banking at Los Alamos -- Poker and theoretical physics -- Project Gnome : the add-on wheel experiment -- Duplicating Mike neutron exposure -- U.S.-U.K. Joint Working Group for Radiochemistry -- International symposium, heavy ion physics, Dubna, Russia -- Photo gallery II -- A trip to the North Pole -- Down the Aleutian Islands to Amchitka -- The Oklo natural reactor -- Disposal of high-level radioactive wastes -- The solar neutrino program -- Atmospheric dynamics around Antarctica -- The White House Science Council -- Simplicity and complexity -- Photo gallery III -- The Santa Fe Institute : its intellectual origins -- SFI becomes operational -- Behavioral science -- My interest in early mental development -- What have I learned? -- What lies ahead? -- Power and complexity.
    Cowan relates the details of his unique scientific career.
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (185 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-63673-5;ISBN 0-8263-4872-6
  • Subjects: Cowan, G. A. (George A.), 1920-; Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, N.M.) -- History; Los Alamos National Laboratory -- History; Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History; Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography; Businessmen -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Biography; Chemists -- United States -- Biography; Los Alamos (N.M.) -- Biography; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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