The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966) by Edoardo AmaldiThe Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966) by Edoardo Amaldi

The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966)

byEdoardo AmaldiEditorSaverio Braccini, Antonio Ereditato

Paperback | February 7, 2013

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The physicist Friedrich Houtermans (1903-1966) was an essential promoter and proponent of the development of physics in Berne. He introduced a number of activities in the field of elementary particles, with a special focus on the physics of cosmic rays, and important contributions in applied physics.

This biography of Houtermans was written by Edoardo Amaldi and was almost finished just before his unexpected death in 1989. The editors have only corrected typographical errors and have introduced only minimal text changes in order to preserve the original content. Additionally they have collected and included unpublished pictures and memories from Houtermans' students and collaborators. The text is the result of a thorough and intensive study on Houtermans' life and character carried out by Edoardo Amaldi. It is more than a biography, since the figure of Houtermans is set in a historical perspective of Europe between the two world wars. This book will be of great interest to historians and historians of science.

Prof. Edoardo Amaldi (5 September 1908 - 5 December 1989) was an Italian physicist. He graduated under the supervision of Enrico Fermi. After the second world war, Amaldi held the chair of "General Physics" at the Sapienza University of Rome. He was the co-founder of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, and of CERN and E...
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Title:The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966)Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:February 7, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preamble.- Friedrich's birth and family background.- His youth in Vienna.- Student in Göttingen.- Assistant in Berlin.- Fritz's first marriage.- Life in Berlin.- Emigration to U.K. and U.S.S.R.- Professor in Kharkov.-The beginning of the great trials.- The years of prison.- An overview of the situation in central Europe.- More about Fritz and Konstantin.- A few other physicists' political troubles.- Finally out of prison!.- Shaken by worldwide storms. Fritz's second family.- An outline of the early development of applied nuclear energy in Germany.- From Berlin to Ronneburg.- In Göttingen again.- Houtermans' third family.- Fritz's fourth family. His departure.- Houtermans' scientific work and influence in Bern.- Why we remember him.- List of Publications by F. G. Houtermans.- Bibliography.