Energy in Physics, War and Peace

A Festschrift Celebrating Edward Teller’s 80th Birthday

  • Hans Mark
  • Lowell Wood

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Foreword

    1. Hans Mark, Lowell Wood
      Pages 1-6
  3. Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Fay Ajzenberg-Selove
      Pages 39-47
    3. John Archibald Wheeler
      Pages 101-128
    4. Yuval Ne’eman
      Pages 129-147
    5. George F. Chapline, Alex Granik
      Pages 149-156
    6. John H. Nuckolls, Lowell L. Wood
      Pages 157-158
  4. Planetary Physical Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. J. I. Katz
      Pages 175-203
  5. New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Johndale C. Solem, George F. Chapline
      Pages 207-219
    3. Wilson K. Talley, Carl R. Gerber
      Pages 221-236
    4. Irving P. Herman, Anthony F. Bernhardt
      Pages 237-281
  6. Existing and Potential Weapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Lowell Wood, John Nuckolls
      Pages 311-317
    3. John S. Foster Jr., Thomas H. Johnson
      Pages 327-338
    4. G. H. Canavan, R. O. Hunter Jr., A. M. Hunter II
      Pages 367-384
  7. Personal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Arthur Kantrowitz
      Pages 387-390
    3. George A. Keyworth II
      Pages 391-399
    4. Hans Mark, Lowell Wood
      Pages 401-403

About this book


Writing even in overview of more than a half-century of professional life of a giant of twentieth century science and technology such as Edward Teller is a daunting task. We ask in advance the reader's pardon for passing over quickly or omitting entirely aspects of Teller's life and work which may seem of major significance but which we, due to differences of perspective or knowledge, speak too little or not at all. We refer those interested in greater depth to the excellent biography by Stanley Blumberg and Gwen Owens, The Life and Times of Edward Teller, and we have (with his permission) printed Professor Eugene Wigner's An Appreciation On the 60th Birthday of Edward Teller immediately after this foreword, so that the reader may consider the perspective of one of Teller's most illustrious contemporaries more than two decades ago. Edward Teller was born in Budapest, Hungary on January 15,1908. While his childhood was spent in the twilight of the Victorian age and its abrupt conclusion in the Great War and his youth in its especially turbulent after­ math in central Europe, he doesn't bear visible scars from it.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Mark
    • 1
  • Lowell Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas SystemAustinUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7862-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3031-5
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