Tag Archive: National Socialism

Dec 13

Scientific discovery under Nazi Rule – The curious case of Walther Kossel and Gottfried Möllenstedt

An image of convergent beam electron diffraction.

Physicist Dr Alex Hubert, a Kent graduate, writes a personal account of the troubling history that lies behind his field of expertise. A weary PhD student approaching the end of writing my thesis, I needed to look up the original paper [1] of the convergent beam electron diffraction (or CBED)  technique [2]. Before I had …

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