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By Harold Johnston

ISBN-10: 981238152X

ISBN-13: 9789812381521

ISBN-10: 9812565396

ISBN-13: 9789812565396

This quantity tells the radical actual tales relating hugely gifted civilian scientists in a few strange locations and occasions in the course of international conflict II. the aim of the paintings is to offer a virtually forgotten background of mystery warfare learn in universities. the point of interest is at the slender topic of chemical battle study and on a small variety of participants, yet with in-depth learn of those participants and what they did. typically graduate scholars and younger teachers, they have been operating below the path of professors on the California Institute of expertise (Caltech) and the collage of California (Berkeley). motion came about in California, Florida and the jungles of Panama. This background touches at the paintings of 4 senior Nobel Prize winners and 8 junior, destiny Nobel Prize winners at Caltech and Berkeley.

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Professor Dickinson went to the glass-blowing bench, cut a glass tube of the proper length, fire-polished the ends, put it in the carboy, and it worked as expected. At this point Professor Dickinson complimented me for the idea, and I felt proud of myself but tried not to show it. * * * After receiving a telephone call late in the morning, Dickinson cheehlly told me that my SECRET clearance was approved. At noon, we took an hour off for lunch. Art always went his own way. John had brought his lunch and went across the street to Tournament Park, to toss soft balls as practice.

He was the leader in recruiting topquality scientists and engineers to come to Caltech as faculty members. Caltech had three Nobel Prize winners in 1941: Robert A. Millikan and Carl D. Anderson in physics, and Thomas Hunt Morgan in biology. The LIFE article gave pictures and examples of high technology at Caltech in five fields: (a) Chemistry: X-ray diffraction quantitatively reveals elaborate architecture of atoms in crystals. (b) Physics: Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Carl Anderson’s 2,000,000-volt electrostatic generator was being used to probe the structure of atomic nuclei.

He recommended the courses I should take. During the first two weeks, I asked to join his research group. He agreed to be my research advisor, and suggested that I work with Richard Noyes, a second year graduate student, to become familiar with the facilities and equipment. D. degree. Professor Dickinson was aware of my health situation. I entered Caltech on September 20, 1941, three weeks before my twentyfirst birthday. J. Bates, and The Nature of the Chewical Bond from Professor Linus Pauling.

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