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The Discovery of Anti-Matter : The Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize (Hardcover)

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In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.

He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II.

He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations.

He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays at high altitudes, first atop Pike's Peak, then after the war in a specially equipped B-29.

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Publisher World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9789810236809
SKU 203475993
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 9810236808
Release Date 5/6/2013
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