With Stars in Their Eyes

By Breckinridge, James B., Pridgeon, Alec M.

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This book details the lives of two married geniuses, Aden and Marjorie Meinel, who helped to pioneer modern optics and solar energy in the U.S. Aden B. Meinel and Marjorie P. Meinel stood at the confluence of several overarching technological developments during their lifetimes, including postwar aerial surveillance by spy planes and satellites, solar energy, the evolution of telescope design, interdisciplinary optics, and photonics. Yet, their incredible stories and their long list of scientific contributions have never been adequately recognized in one place. In this book, James Breckinridge and Alec M. Pridgeon correct this oversight by sharing the story of this powerful duo. The book follows their lives and covers large scientific developments between World War II to the Cold War. James B. Breckinridge, a previous advisee and later colleague to the Meinels, and historian and scientist Alec M. Pridgeon collected more than 200 hours of oral interviews with those who worked closely with the Meinels and some who built their careers around the findings made possible by their work. The book shares and analyzes the work done by the Meinels, and it also includes incredible insights from an unpublished Meinel autobiography.

Product details

EAN

9780190915681

Format

ebook

Author

Breckinridge, James B.,Pridgeon, Alec M.

Category

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Pages

496

Language

eng

Imprint

Oxford University Press

Published Date

2022-02-04

Published Country

US

EAN 9780190915681
Format Ebook
Author Breckinridge, James B.,Pridgeon, Alec M.
Category
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 496
Language eng
Imprint Oxford University Press
Published Date 2022-02-04
Published Country US

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