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Otto Frisch took part in some of the most momentous developments in modern physics, notably the discovery of nuclear fission (a term which he coined). His work on the first atom bomb, which he saw explode in the desert 'like the light of a thousand suns', brought him into contact with figures such as Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, Richard Feynman and the father of elec ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published August 30th 1991 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1979)
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Laura
Jun 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable, easy-to-read book full of memories from one of the scientists involved in atomic research in the early 1900's. He spent time in Los Alamos which made him personally interesting but it was also fun to read his little stories about various famous scientists.
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Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
What Little I Remember is the memoir of the physicist Otto Frisch. His reminisces are interesting enough and he has the requisite quantity of anecdotes of people he met and signifiers of the time. There are also a few chapters dedicated to the development of the understanding of atoms and sub-molecular forces which are suitable for the lay person. I wish a bit more of his (or other people's) personality came through or he could get more to the emotion of what was happening.
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Otto Robert Frisch FRS (1 October 1904 – 22 September 1979) was an Austrian-British physicist. With his German-British collaborator Rudolf Peierls he designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1940.

Frisch was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1904, the son of Justinian Frisch, a painter, and Auguste Meitner Frisch, a concert pianist. He himself was talented at both
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