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Cowan, G. A. (George A.), 1920-2012
Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute : the memoirs of George A. Cowan / George A. Cowan
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QD22.C69 A3 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Cowan, G. A. (George A.), 1920-2012
Subject(s) Chemists -- United States -- Biography
Subject Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History
Los Alamos National Laboratory -- History
Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, N.M.) -- History
Subject(s) Businessmen -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Biography
Subject Los Alamos (N.M.) -- Biography
Subject(s) Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes index
Contents 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 -- 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

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