This volume presents the life story of Carl David Anderson, who in 1963, at the age of 31, became the youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in cloud chamber. He is also responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II, and was also a pioneer in the study of cosmic rays at high altitudes.
Early years as a curious child; undergraduate student days at Caltech; graduate student days at Caltech; the discovery of the positron with the magnet cloud chamber; antimatter; research on Pikes Peak; research in the Tropics; return to Caltech and discovery of the new fundamental; particles; the Nobel Prize; a close encounter with the atomic bomb; World War II - Caltech rocket launching development; return to scientific research; non-scientific post-war activities; an invitation to the White House by President Kennedy; Princess Margaret visits Caltech; popularization of the beauty and limits of science.
Series: Series in Popular Science
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 21.87 x 16.03
Weight (kg): 0.37