The Properties of Atomic Nuclei. I. Spins, Magnetic Moments, and Electrical Quadrupole Moments.
by GOLDSMITH, Hyman H. (1907-1949); INGLIS, D. R.
Upton, NY:: Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1948., 1948. Offprint. 4 pp. Original printed cover. Signed by Abraham Pais. Publications by Goldsmith are rarely seen on the market. Hyman Goldsmith was an American physicist. In 1943, Goldsmith became coordinator of information for the Metallurgical Lab in Chicago. After Hiroshima, when the existence of the atomic bomb became public knowledge, Goldsmith was one of many atomic scientists that wanted regulation of nuclear weapons. He helped establish the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists with John Simpson and Eugene Rabinowitch. He served as a co-editor with Rabinowitch until his passing. While he never wrote articles for the Bulletin, he was an outstanding editor and worked long-hours to perfect others' works. He worked as chief of the information and publications division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York after the war as well. "Goldsmith and botanist and biophysicist Eugene Rabinowitch in 1945, published its Doomsday Clock, with its hands set to seven minutes to midnight, for the first time on this date in 1947. The clock was meant to warn of the dangers of nuclear annihilation; it was moved one minute closer to midnight the following year after the first Soviet nuclear test." On August 7, 1949, Hyman died tragically at the age of 42 after being swept over a waterfall while swimming in the West River in Vermont. (Inventory #: S13263)
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