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Author Hargittai, István.
Title The Martians of science : five physicists who changed the twentieth century / Istvan Hargittai.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Subject Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963.
Szilard, Leo.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995.
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003.
Physicists -- Hungary -- Budapest -- Biography.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index.
Summary Tells the story of five little-known Hungarian physicists who transformed 20th century science. They emigrated to the United States from Hungary in the 1930's, and were important contributors to such important experiments as the Manhattan Project.
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Contents Introduction; ONE: Arrival and Departure; Family Origins and Early Childhood; Gem and Less: Gimnazium Experience; Background in Hungary and First Transition; TWO: Turning Points in Germany; Theodore von Karman; Leo Szilard; Eugene P. Wigner; John von Neumann; Edward Teller; THREE: Second Transition: To the United States; Theodore von Karman; Leo Szilard; Eugene P. Wigner; John von Neumann; Edward Teller; FOUR: "To Protect and Defend": World War II; Theodore von Karman; Leo Szilard; Eugene P. Wigner; John von Neumann; Edward Teller; FIVE: To Deter: Cold War; Theodore von Karman.
Leo SzilardEugene P. Wigner; John von Neumann; Edward Teller; SIX: Being Martian; Comparisons; Traits; Religion and Jewishness; Being Hungarian; Epilogue; Greatness in Science; Had They Lived ... ; Conclusion; Appendix: Sampler of Quotable Martians; Notes; Select Bibliography; Chronologies; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Photographs.
ISBN 0195178459 (cloth)
9780195178456 (cloth)
OCLC # 159957868
Additional Format Print version: Hargittai, Istvan. Martians of science. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006 (DLC) 2005029427.