Readership: General readers interested in science, twentieth-century history, Jewish history.
Gordon Fraser was for many years the in-house editor at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva. His books on popular science and scientists include Cosmic Anger, a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim Nobel scientist, and Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror. He is also the editor of The New Physics for the 21st Century and The Particle Century. After undergraduate studies at Imperial College, London, he went on to a PhD in theoretical particle physics, and has worked as a research scientist as well as a journalist. He lives in France.
"A stimulating read, bringing forward some developments of the physics of the last 100 years in their political, cultural and historical context." - Stefan L. Wolff, Physik Journal
"Fraser is excellent in presenting a tapestry of personal fates, scientific contributions and the relevant political facts in the age of the Second World War." - Ulrich Charpa, Times Literary Supplement
"Like me, older readers who have known many of the protagonists, will not avoid poignant emotions. For young readers, the book is recommended because they will learn many historical facts that should not be forgotten."
"A provocative new book." - Nature Physics
"... fascinating ..." -
Jeremy Bernstein, Wall Street Journal
1: Neutrons and Nazis
2: The Rise of German Science
3: Cultural Cleansing
4: Emblematic Emigrants
5: The Fall of German Science
7: Abide With Me
8: Fission Mission
9: Gathering Nuclear Fuel
10: For in Much Wisdom is Much Grief
11: Science and Anxiety
12: Epilogue - Europe redux
Appendix, Bibliography and Acknowledgements