Handout links for Quantum Theory Matters
The talk Quantum Theory Matters
is accompanied by several handouts, some of which, for
copyright reasons, cannot be stored at this site.
Instead, we provide links to original sources, but access
to some of them may depend on your institutional
affiliation and its journal and database license
Handouts: historical documents
Lights All Askew in the Heavens … Einstein Theory Triumphs
[New York Times 9 November 1919].
It was this experimental confirmation of the
predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
that made him widely known to the general public.
Dear Radioactive Ladies and Gentlemen, …
[4 December 1930].
Wolfgang Pauli's letter suggesting a new particle
— the neutrino.
How to explain the Universe
[New York Times 11 January 1931].
Nobel Prize in Physics of 1932 to Heisenberg, and 1933 to
Dirac and Schrödinger
[New York Times 10 November 1933].
Atom Explosion Frees 200,000,000 Volts; New Physics
Phenomenon Credited to Hahn
[New York Times 29 January 1939].
First public announcement in the USA of the discovery
in Germany of nuclear fission six weeks earlier.
Vast Energy Freed by Uranium Atom: Split, It Produces
2 `Cannonballs', Each of 100,000,000 Electron Volts
[New York Times 31 January 1939].
6 Elements Found in Uranium Atom: Physicists Bare
Discovery of Greatest Amount of Energy Liberated Thus
Far: Report Widely Hailed: Professors Bohr and Fermi,
at Columbia Meeting, Tell of Atomic `Cannon Ball'
[New York Times 25 February 1939].
Further publicity of the quick repetition of nuclear
fission at several US universities.
Albert Einstein letters to US President Roosevelt (1939, 1940, 1945)
about the danger of a Nazi nuclear-weapons program.
President Roosevelt's reply to Albert Einstein (1939).
Third Way to Split Atom
[New York Times 3 March 1941].
U.S. Hydrogen Bomb Delay Urged Pending Bid to
Soviet: Officials, Said to Include Lilienthal,
Appeal to President to Seek Agreement and Thus
Avert Making Weapon of Terrible Power
[New York Times 17 January 1950].
Front page story about the hydrogen bomb, largely a
secret kept from the public until that time.
Obituary: Dr. Albert Einstein Dies in Sleep at 76
[New York Times 19 April 1955].
Father of Relativity and Outstanding Pacifist Inspired
U.S. to Make Atomic Bomb
[New York Times 19 April 1955].
Obituary of Albert Einstein.
Ripples of the Big Bang Are Seen Through ``The Times''
[New York Times 17 November 2014].
Retrospective on the news of the Big Bang: 1927, 1931,
News of contemporary research arising from quantum theory and relativity
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