Steven Shapin: The Manhattan Project, 7 September 2000
Show More In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist by S.S. Schweber.
Princeton, 260 pp., £15.95, May 2000, 0 691 04989 0Show More
Atomic Fragments: A Daughter’s Questions by Mary Palevsky.
California, 289 pp., £15.95, June 2000, 0 520 22055 2Show More
“... success,’ he admitted in 1954. ‘That’s the way it was with the atomic bomb.’ Silvan Schweber and Mary Palevsky each worry about the gap between moral ideals and moral realities among the scientists who brought the Atomic Age into being and who lived with its postwar consequences. Both are moralists and both have personal reasons for their ...”