The Difficult Years
Fission Research 1939-1945
Further Reading

LINKS TO WEB EXHIBITS AND RESOURCES relating to fission and nuclear weapons are in our physics history links page. The following sites have more information on the project on the Atom-Museum at Haigerloch web site (in German, with English interview with Heisenberg).


Badash, Lawrence, Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to Limited Test Ban Treaty 1939-1963 (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1995).

Cassidy, D., Uncertainty, chapters 22-25.

Goudsmit, Samuel, Alsos (1947; reissued, New York: AIP Press, 1996).

Heisenberg, W., Gesammelte Werke/Collected Works. W. Blum et al., eds. (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1984-), Vol. A2, pp. 378-601, Heisenberg's declassified war-time research papers on nuclear fission; and Vol. B, pp. 414-441, Heisenberg's post-war accounts of his work.

Powers, Thomas, Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (London: Jonathan Cape, 1993).

Rhodes, Richard, The Making of the Atomic Bomb (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986).

Rose, Paul Lawrence, Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998).

Walker, Mark, German National Socialism and the Quest for Nuclear Power 1939-1949 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Walker, Mark, Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb (New York: Plenum Publishers, 1995).

Christian Kleint and Gerald Wiemers, eds., Werner Heisenberg in Leipzig 1927-1942 (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Math-naturw. Klasse, 58, Heft 2) (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1993)

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