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Author Hiltzik, Michael A, author.

Title Big science [Axis 360 electronic resource] : Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex / by Michael Hiltzik.]

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
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Contents A heroic time -- South Dakota boy -- "I'm going to be famous" -- Shims and sealing wax -- Oppie -- The deuton affair -- The cyclotron republic -- John Lawrence's mice -- Laureate -- Mr. Loomis -- "Ernest, are you ready?" -- The racetrack -- Oak Ridge -- The road to Trinity -- The postwar bonanza -- Oaths and loyalties -- The shadow of the Super -- Livermore -- The Oppenheimer affair -- The return of small science -- The "clean bomb" -- Element 103.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Traces the story of forgotten genius Ernest Lawrence and his invention of the cyclotron, which triggered "Big Science" breakthroughs that have rendered science dependent on government and industry.
Subject Cyclotrons.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958. (OCoLC)fst00074979
Cyclotrons. (OCoLC)fst00886021
Physicists. (OCoLC)fst01063014
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Hiltzik, Michael A., author. Big science 9781451675757 (DLC) 2014017463 (OCoLC)900665460
ISBN 9781451676037 electronic bk.
1451676034 electronic bk.
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