The history of physics is fascinating and many times more understandable than the physics. Such was the attempted goal of the United States...to dominate post war nuclear physics...and it didn't work.
S. Espositi's paper...
A novel recovery of some important documents related to the Fermi course on neutron physics, held at Los Alamos in 1945, is announced. Its relevance for the effective launch of a British nuclear programme in the early postwar period, independently of the U.S. technical cooperation (precluded by the American authorities) and warmly supported by Chadwick, is discussed.
FERMI AT LOS ALAMOS AND THE EARLY BRITAIN’S WAY TO NUCLEAR ENERGY
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Fermi neutron physics--British nuclear programs
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