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Serving The Reich: the struggle for the soul of Physics under Hitler

Event

April
122015

13:00 - 14:00

Location

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Overview

Explore the moral dilemmas of physicists working in Nazi Germany with author Philip Ball.

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.

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Serving The Reich: the struggle for the soul of Physics under Hitler

Explore the moral dilemmas of physicists working in Nazi Germany at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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