The Beginning of the Nuclear Age

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The birth of nuclear physics in the 1920s and its culmination in the 1940s which changed human history forever is reviewed in broad touches. I briefly mention further developments of nuclear physics connecting it to modern astrophysics, high-energy physics, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2050014
JournalThe Physics Educator
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020

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  • history of science
  • Nobel prize
  • Nuclear physics
  • quantum mechanics


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