The Pauling - Teller Debate: A Tangle of Expertise and Values

TitleThe Pauling - Teller Debate: A Tangle of Expertise and Values
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGormley, M, Fellet, M
JournalIssues in Science & Technology
Date PublishedSummer2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number07485492
Keywords1901-1994 , 1908-2003 , Edward , Linus , Nuclear , organic , PAULING , QUANTUM , SCIENCE , TELLER
AbstractThe article focuses on the historic debate between Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Linus Pauling and physicist Edward Teller about nuclear weapons testing. Topics discussed include Pauling's lecture regarding science of atomic weapons, the impact of nuclear testing on evironment and human health, and the use of organic chemistry and quantum mechanics by Pauling to estimate the strength and effects of nuclear weapons.
NotesGORMLEY, MELINDA 1; Email Address: FELLET, MELISSAE; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Director for Research, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame; Source Info: Summer2015, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p78; Subject Term: NUCLEAR weapons testing -- Environmental aspects; Subject Term: NUCLEAR weapons -- Physiological effect; Subject Term: SCIENCE; Subject Term: ORGANIC chemistry; Subject Term: QUANTUM mechanics; People: PAULING, Linus, 1901-1994; People: TELLER, Edward, 1908-2003; Number of Pages: 5p; Document Type: Article