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Chapter 5 Discussion Questions

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Chapter 5 Discussion Questions Andrew Kelley 1. Why was there such a drastic difference in the economic status of Jews in Hungary? 2. Did this difference allow the great influx of Jewish Scientists from Hungary? If not, what do you think did? 3. To what degree did the Hungarian Revoution and the Soviet Republican Party of Hungary dampen the studies of the scientists? 4. Why did the students dress up like policemen after hearing Bohr speak? Did they need to do so to speak with Bohr? 5. How did Oppenheimer’s seemingly innocent collecting of rocks grow to become
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Unformatted text preview: the beginning of his scientific interests? 6. Do you feel that Oppenheimer’s summer camp experiences helped or hurt his intellectual abilities? His social skills? 7. Was there more to Oppenheimer’s struggling at Cambridge than just labs? Did his rejection by Rutherford play a part? 8. After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Oppenheimer’s life seems to take a turn for the better. Why is this so? 9. Why was Einstein unable to accept the uncertainty principle that Heisenberg created?...
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