Nuclear Energy

  • Alvin M. Weinberg

Part of the The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner book series (WIGNER, volume A / 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction: Eugene Wigner and Nuclear Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alvin M. Weinberg
      Pages 3-19
  3. Memoir of the Uranium Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Eugene P. Wigner
      Pages 23-130
  4. Articles, Reports, and Memoranda on Nuclear Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. The Pre-Chicago Days

      1. E. Creutz, H. Jupnik, T. Snyder, E. P. Wigner
        Pages 165-167
      2. E. P. Wigner, E. Creutz, H. Jupnik, T. Snyder
        Pages 168-178
      3. E. Creutz, H. Jupnik, T. Snyder, E. P. Wigner
        Pages 179-183
      4. E. C. Creutz, R. R. Wilson, E. P. Wigner
        Pages 188-218
      5. E. P. Wigner, F. L. Friedman, A. T. Monk, G. N. Plass, A. M. Weinberg
        Pages 219-238
    3. Reactor Engineering at Chicago, 1942–1945, and at Clinton, 1946–1947

      1. A. M. Weinberg, E. P. Wigner
        Pages 254-256
      2. E. P. Wigner, L. Ohlinger
        Pages 257-261
      3. G. Young, E. P. Wigner
        Pages 262-263

About this book


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.


Kernchemie Kernreaktor Kernspaltung Nuclear Chemistry Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Reactors Reaktor Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Editors and affiliations

  • Alvin M. Weinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Sciences DivisionOak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77427-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77425-6
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