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Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Big Science:  Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

by Michael Hiltzik,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 4, 2015

Completed in 1931, with funds supplied by the Rockefeller Foundation, Research Corporation and the University of California, Berkeley, Ernest Lawrence’s cyclotron — an accelerator that produced high-energy particles — revolutionized nuclear physics.

 

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