Article ID: CBB854967266

Did Werner Heisenberg Understand How Atomic Bombs Worked? (2022)


Walker, Mark (Author)

Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Volume: 45
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 219-244

Publication Date: 2022
Edition Details: Issue Theme: The Farm Hall Manuscripts
Language: English

Drawing upon primary sources and using a comparison with the American Manhattan Project for context, this article examines the question whether Werner Heisenberg understood how atomic bombs work.

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Article Hoffmann, Dieter (2022) Farm Hall—Another Look. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte. unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Ellen D. McGehee
Dahn, Ryan
Farrell, Don A.
Thomas, Linda Carrick
Joseph, Timothy
Hoerlin, Bettina
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Canadian Military History
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Diplomatic History
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Micronesian Productions
Pavia University Press
Raffaello Cortina Editore
Washington State University Press
University of North Carolina Press
Atomic bomb
World War II
Manhattan Project
Science and war; science and the military
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)
Goudsmit, Samuel Abraham
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich von
Heisenberg, Werner
Groves, Leslie R.
Fermi, Enrico
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
United States
Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands)
Ohio (U.S.)
Tennessee (U.S.)
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
United States. Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos
Hanford Nuclear Site (Washington)

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