Victor F. Weisskopf

Victor F. Weisskopf photo
  • 1973-1974
Victor F. Weisskopf
April 3 and 10, 1974
"The Search for the Ultimate Structure of Matter" and "The Frontiers and Limits of Science"

Institute Professor Emeritus Victor F. Weisskopf “was noted for his theoretical work in quantum electrodynamics, the structure of the atomic nucleus and elementary particle physics. But beyond his purely scientific accomplishments, he played a leading role in explaining science—and its role in society—to the public. In the years since his work on the Manhattan Project in World War II, he warned repeatedly of the growing danger of nuclear war.” Full text at MIT News