The World of Science: Two Notes on the Meaning of Fusion

Authors

  • Philip Morrison

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-008-08-1956-12_3

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

This month I propose to sketch two distinct, but related, topics. Each refers to a consequence of the fusion reaction, the enormous energy source of the hydrogen bomb. They are both to be taken, not as a catalogue of more or less important dicta of the experts, but as small essays on the nature of modern scientific evidence, efforts to display the reasonable, if sometimes subtle and unfamiliar, chain of logic and experience which lies behind the technological and scientific assertions of the day.

Published

1956-12-03

Issue

Section

Articles