Elemental Germans

Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939–59

  • Christoph Laucht

About this book


Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born emigre atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959.


culture development integration nation research science war work

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Laucht
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34667-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02833-4
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