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The Nuclear Muse: Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs John Canaday

The Nuclear Muse: Literature, Physics, and the First Atomic Bombs

John Canaday

Published August 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780299168506
Hardcover
340 pages
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John Canaday analyzes a variety of texts produced by physicists before, during, and after the Second World War, including Niels Bohr’s The Quantum Postulate- the Blegdamsvej Faust, a parody of Goethe’s Faust that cast physicists as its principleMoreJohn Canaday analyzes a variety of texts produced by physicists before, during, and after the Second World War, including Niels Bohr’s The Quantum Postulate- the Blegdamsvej Faust, a parody of Goethe’s Faust that cast physicists as its principle characters- The Los Alamos Primer, the technical lectures used for training at Los Alamos- scientists’ descriptions of their work and of the Trinity test- and Leo Szilard’s post-war novella, The Voice of the Dolphins.