10 thoughts on “My Life and My Views

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    The essays collected in this book onceconfirmed the role of the atomic bomb as one of the major events in science history Max Born very often refers to this turning point in human history, when it became clear that there was no such thing as pure science any scientists indeed have a huge impact on current affairs and affect large portions of the population in big ways Born at the close of the 20th century, these books offer me a glimpse into a time when scientists in Europe were roc The essays collected in this book onceconfirmed the role of the atomic bomb as one of the major events in science history Max Born very often refers to this turning point in human history, when it became clear that there was no such thing as pure science any scientists indeed have a huge impact on current affairs and affect large portions of the population in big ways Born at the close of the 20th century, these books offer me a glimpse into a time when scientists in Europe were rock stars and physics was dominated by a selected number of ingenious researchers who all knew each other.I especially liked his remark that the development of the atomic bomb could not have been prevented, i.e that a society would eventually learn about nuclear physics Also, he states numerous times that a fatal accident of history happened The discovery of fission by Otto Hahn in Hitler s Germany As a result, many feared a nazi dominated world order if Hitler could get his hands on nuclear bombs first, hence the monumental effort of Project Manhattan


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