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Appenzeller, Immo et al. (Eds.): Heidelberger Physiker berichten: Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie: Vol. 1: Wege zur modernen Physik, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2017. DOI: 10.11588/heibooks.192.255

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Heidelberger Physiker berichten: Rückblicke auf Forschung in der Physik und Astronomie

Vol. 1: Wege zur modernen Physik

In this series of, as presently envisaged, four volumes, former members of the renowned Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Heidelberg report on their scientific work and the history of their field. The individual contributions are based on autobiographic talks presented between 1991 and 2017. Much of  the vividness of oral presentations and the authenticity of personal recollections has been preserved in these texts.

 In captivating reports the authors describe their scientific lives and their paths to discoveries,  embedded in an often eventful life and a turbulent historic environment. Although the individual careers may differ considerably, the reader will discover many common traits. He will learn fist-hand how science happened, and still works, even in today's  epoch of interdisciplinary research and large international projects. The present first volume of this series includes talks centered around the history of physics around the middle of the twentieth century. The following volumes will report on the more recent developments.

About the editors:
Immo Appenzeller, Professor emeritus for Astronomy, University of Heidelberg
Dirk Dubbers, Professor emeritus for Physics, University of Heidelberg
Hans-Georg Siebig, Technical servant ret., University of Heidelberg
Albrecht Winnacker, Professor emeritus, of material science, University of Erlangen; Senior Professor and founding director of the "Centre for Advanced Materials" (CAM) of the University of Heidelberg

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Peter Brix
Erinnerungen an die Physik von 1945 bis 1970
Göttingen, Ottawa, Heidelberg, Darmstadt
Rudolf Fleischmann
Vom Atomkern zur Uranspaltung
Erfahrungen aus meinem Berufsleben
Otto Haxel
Wie ich die Entstehung der Physik der Atomkerne erlebte
Joachim Heintze
43 Jahre Elementarteilchenphysik
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz
60 Jahre Forschung, Lehre und Forschung, Forschungspolitik
Berthold Stech
Elementare Teilchen und Kräfte der Physik
Verständnis und Probleme gestern und heute