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"Crowd-sourcing: Strength in Numbers", Nature 506, 422-423 (26 February 2014)



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Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler

Published by Bodley Head, 2013.

In January 1940, the Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate Peter Debye, formerly one of the leading physicists in Hitler’s Germany, sailed from Genoa to the United States. The official story was that he was taking a leave of absence from directing the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin in order to deliver a series of lectures at Cornell University. In fact Debye never returned to Germany, but settled in America and contributed to the Allied war effort against the country in which he had worked for most of his life.