Science, Technology, and Society
Physics in the Modern World: Copenhagen to Manhattan
STS 345 Syllabus for Spring 2016
Documents Available On-Line
Links to Other Resources
- Churchill essay on extraterrestrial life.
- WW2 maps a great collection of interactive maps from World War 2
- Possible Consequences of Nuclear War (Scientific American January 2010)
- Einstein Revealed, a lively site to accompany the Nova series of the same name. Includes an Alan Lightman piece on Relativity.
- The Leo Szilard Home Page including a biographical chronology, interviews, photos, documents, and links.
- Nobel Laureates in Physics, 1901-Present list with brief grounds for the award of the prize and, in some cases, links to related information.
- The fate of Nobel medals in World War 2
- Trenches On the Web, an extensive World War I site.
- A Bomb WWW Museum. Be aware that most projects on the atomic bomb have a distinctive slant. A variety of documents are connected to this page.
- Remembering Nagasaki, an interesting project from a creative museum.
- Swords to Plowshares, a short history of Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Check out the section on the forties in particular.
- Elementary Particles. A directory of articles from the Fermilab. Some interesting articles dealing with elementary particles.
- AIP Photo Images - Emilio Segre Visual Archives
- Pictures of Famous Physicists. Yes, it's amazing what can be found on the web.
- Werner Heisenberg. With the recent play, Copenhagen, there is a renewed interest in Werner Heisenberg. Check out the online exhibit about this man.
- Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.
- Here's the story of an exceptional B-17 flight crew.
- Pablo Picasso. A link to Picasso's Proto-Cubist Images on the Web.
- George Braque. A link to biographical information about George Braque (Text and Images).
- Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907..
- George Braque, Violin and Palette, autumn 1909.
- Rene Magritte, Time Transfixed.
- Doctor Atomic, a modern opera by John Adams
- The Treaty of Portsmouth, 1905, The conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War.
- Science the Endless Frontier, a report to the President by Vannevar Bush, Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, July 19.
- Niels Bohr Archive
- Atomicarchive.com This site explore the history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb.
- Brotherhood of the Bomb This site is associated with the book by the same name written by Gregg Herken. It contains a lot of useful documents and other information about Oppenheimer and Lawrence in particular.
- Leona Woods Marshall
- Manhattan Resource Letter
- Manhattan Resource Letter (2)
- Why did they call it the Manhattan Project?
- Haile Selassie 1936 speech to the League of Nations
- Accelerators: past and present This video shows some of the history of particle acceleration and how they are being used today.
Photos from University of Chicago site of first nuclear reactor
University of Chicago Sculpture
Sculpture plaque 1
Sculpture plaque 2
Traveler's Guide to Nuclear Weapons
- Cartoons that use relativity or quantum mechanics
- Cartoon 1