A Century of Physics by D. Allan Bromley

By D. Allan Bromley

During this "Cook’s Tour" of advancements in physics and realted fields, D. Allan Bromley, technology consultant to President Bush in the course of 1989-1983 and prior president of the yankee actual Society, conveys a lot of the thrill and beauty that learn in physics generated within the twentieth century and asks what new issues are in shop within the subsequent century.

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FIGURE 31 THE MIT RADIATION LABORATORY One of the French tests of an atomic weapon in the South Pacific. This test was conducted in 1995 on the island of Mururoa. ) FIGURE 32 these tests was unfortunate for several reasons: international politics, radioactive fall-out, and, perhaps most important of all, the reinforcement of a public aversion to anything associated with nuclear science. The MIT Radiation laboratory The other major wartime laboratory, the Radiation Laboratory at MIT, was devoted to the development of radar.

No one did, or could have, predicted the consequences. Prior to April 1993 the Internet was restricted to US governmental or governmentally sponsored traffic, but at that time, President Clinton opened the Internet to the entire world and it has subsequently penetrated to the most remote corners of our planet. From a parochial point of view, it has also changed entirely the nature and scope of communications within the world of physics. Physicists now routinely carry out experiments remotely with both control and experimental data flowing over the Internet.

Robert Oppenheimer in discussion at Los Alamos in the early 1940s. ) FIGURE 29 General Groves pins the Medal of Merit on Enrico Fermi (1938). The other scientists in attendance at this ceremony had previously received this same Medal. They are, from the left, Harold Urey (1934), Samuel Allison, Cyril Smith, and Robert S. Stone. ) FIGURE 30 25 26 AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW, 1900-1949 On December 2, 1963, exactly ten years after he was charged with being a security risk, J. Robert Oppenheimer received the Fermi Award from President Lyndon Johnson.

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