Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Physics and the American Century - (blog)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In this week's podcast I interview David C. Cassidy about his most recent book "A Short History of Physics in the American Century." We'll discuss the relationship between American physics and the American war effort, and how that relationship boosted America and American physics to the top of the world. But that relationship changed in the 1960's. In the 21st century physics is more collaborative across international lines. How will American physics define success in this new world? Listen to hear what Cassidy has to say.
This is the third podcast about physics history that we've produced in the past few months: hear our other podcast about Enrico Fermi, a physicist who lived and worked in the first half of the 20th century, and How the Hippies Saved Physics, about some of the changes that physics underwent in the 1970's.

BONUS! If you're a fan of physics history, you're in luck: Physics Buzz podcaster Mike Lucibella is prepping another history of physics 'cast about nuclear testing after World War II. Look for it in the coming weeks.

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