In the Name of Science?: P. J. W. Debye and his Career in Nazi Germany (Studies of the Netherlands Institute for War)

Eickhoff, Martijn

Published by Amsterdam University Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 9052603278 / ISBN 13: 9789052603278
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This volume describes and analyses the highly successful career of the Dutch physicist and Nobel prize winner P.J.W. Debye (1884- 1966) in the Third Reich. The book sketches the life of a man who lived for science, but at the same time maintained close contacts with influential officials, industrialists and sometimes even politicians. In this context Debye declined to respond in public to the treatment of Jews in society in general and in science in particular, even after his migration to the United States in 1940. By combining a biographical perspective with network analysis and research on contemporary moral assessments, this book sheds new and disturbing light on Debyes socio-political worldview and his involvement in the Aryanization of German science.

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Martijn Eickhoff isa historian who has published widely on the role and position of academics in the Third Reich. He is a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) in Amsterdam and a lecturer in cultural history at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

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Title: In the Name of Science?: P. J. W. Debye and ...
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Edition: Aksant Imprint.

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