Synopses & Reviews
Eugene Wigner is one of the very few scientists that may safely be describedas creators of 20th-century physics. This volume of his Collected Works is devoted to his contributions to nuclear energy. In his Introduction and Annotations A.M. Weinberg surveys Wigner's contributions to nuclear-reaction physics and nuclear engineering, at the same time giving a glimpse of the early history of nuclear-reactor technology. Wigner himself gave a lively and critical account, which is published in this volume for the first time. Furthermore the book contains forty-two reports and memoranda from 1941 to 1945 and twelve of Wigner's many patents relating to nuclear energy.
"...it is a highly desirable addition to the library in any college where a physics program is in place, and it is an indispensable addition in any school where nuclear engineering is also taught." - American Journal of Physics "I would recommend it to any budding nuclear phycist - and the older ones too!" - Australian & New Zealand Physicist
Eugene Wigner is one of the very few scientists that may be safely described as creators of 20th-century physics. Less well known to the public are his groundbreaking contributions to nuclear energy. In this book, Volume V of his Collected Works, A.M. Weinberg presents 42 reports and 12 of Wigner's many patents in nuclear engineering. For the first time Wigner's own account of his participation in early nuclear technology is published. This Memoir together with A.M. Weinberg's beautiful annotations will be of great interest to a general audience.