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Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck

Jost Lemmerich


James Franck (1882–1964) was one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists, known both for his contributions to physics and for his moral courage. During the 1920s, Franck was a prominent figure in the German physics community. His research into the structure of the atom earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1925. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Franck resigned his professorship at Gottingen in protest against anti-Jewish policies. He soon emigrated to the United States, where, at the University of Chicago, he began innovative research into photosynthesis. When the Second W ... More

Keywords: James Franck, physics, Nobel Prize, University of Chicago, photosynthesis, Manhattan Project, Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, nuclear weapon, Franck Report

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763103
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jost Lemmerich, author