AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XL , No. 1, Spring 2008

Who Uses the Niels Bohr Library & Archives?

Almost every scholar, science journalist and educator who creates a product explaining the history of modern physics and allied fields takes advantage, indirectly or directly, of the services of AIP’s Niels Bohr Library & Archives. Watch almost any television production on the history of our field and at the end you will probably see credits to the photo collection, and often to the staff. Here is a sample of recent books on physics, astronomy, and related public affairs that list the library and archives in their credits.

Some Examples of Recent Works in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives

Bartusiak, Marcia. Through a Universe Darkly: A Cosmic Tale of Ancient Ethers, Dark Matter, and the Fate of the Universe (New York: Harper Collins), 1993

Bird, Kai and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (New York: Knopf), 2005

Cassidy, David C. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century (New York: Pi Press), 2005

Cassidy, David C. Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg (New York: W. H. Freeman), 1992

Cathcart, Brian. The Fly in the Cathedral (New York: Farrar, Straus&Giroux), 2004

Cline, Barbara Lovett. Men Who Made a New Physics: Physicists and Quantum Theory (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1987

Dahl, Per F. Flash of the Cathode Rays. A History of J. J. Thomson’s Electron (Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing), 1997

DeVorkin, David H. The American Astronomical Society’s First Century (Washington, DC: The Society), 1999

DeVorkin, David H. Henry Norris Russell. Dean of American Astronomers (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), 2000

Falk, Dan. Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything (Toronto: Viking Canada), 2002 (Photos)

Finkbeiner, Ann K. The Jasons: The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite (New York: Viking), 2006

Galison, Peter. How Experiments End (Chicago&London: University of Chicago Press), 1987

Galison, Peter. Image and Logic. A Material Culture of Micro-physics (Chicago&London: University of Chicago Press), 1997

Gleick, James. Genius. The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (New York: Pantheon Books), 1992

Greenspan, Nancy. The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born: The Nobel Physicist Who Ignited the Quantum Revolution (New York: Basic Books), 2005

Kaiser, David. Drawing Theories Apart (Chicago&London: University of Chicago Press), 2005

Levenson, Thomas. Einstein in Berlin (New York: Bantam Books), 2003

Lindley, David. Degrees Kelvin. A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy (Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press), 2004

McCray, W. Patrick. Giant Telescopes. Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology (Cambridge&London: Harvard University Press), 2004

McMillan, Priscilla J. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race (New York: Viking), 2005.

Moore, Kelly. Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975 (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 2008.

Nye, Mary Jo. Blackett. Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press), 2004

Preston, Richard. First Light; The Search for the Edge of the Universe (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press), 1987

Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (New York: Simon and Schuster), 1985

Riordan, Michael and Lillian Hoddeson. Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age (New York: Norton), 1997

Schweber, Silvan S. QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynmam, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1994

Seitz, Frederick and Norman G. Einspruch. Electronic Genie. The Tangled History of Silicon (Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press), 1998 (Photos)

Shrum, Wesley; Joel Genuth; and Ivan Chompalov. Structures of Scientific Collaboration (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press), 2007.

Stuewer, Roger H. The Compton Effect. Turning Point in Physics (New York: Science History Publications), 1975

Thorpe, Charles. Oppenheimer. The Tragic Intellect (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press), 2006

Veltman, Martinus. Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co.), 2003

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