While some scientists colluded with or supported the regime, most were caught in a grey area between collaboration and resistance.
Did they set out to give Hitler the atomic bomb, or were they just undertaking regular scientific research in extraordinary circumstances?
Find out as Ball delves into the stories of three of Nazi Germany’s leading physicists: Max Planck, Peter Debye and Werner Heisenberg.
Serving The Reich: the struggle for the soul of Physics under Hitler by Philip Ball was shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
Attending this event
- Tickets are available from the Edinburgh International Science Festival website.