Sidney D. Drell: Into the Heart of Matter, Passionately

Sidney D. Drell: Into the Heart of Matter, Passionately

by Susan Southworth, Lenora Ferro


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Sidney Drell (1926–2016) left a legacy worthy of many lifetimes. Physicist, professor, national security expert, amateur musician, behind-the-scenes diplomat, and champion for peace and human rights, he was also friend and mentor. Dozens of interviews with those whose lives he touched reveal Drell as a man of brilliance, curiosity, and passions, whose devotion to the arts, family, and community equaled his love for physics. Teaching at Stanford University and working at its linear particle accelerator, Drell made significant scientific contributions. Not content to leave science in the lab or classroom, Drell brought his intellectual heft to public service, advising the US government on issues relating to science, advocating for Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov, and urging nuclear disarmament. Scaling the heights of achievement with a down-to-earth sensibility, Drell met his destiny empowered and validated by a prodigious mind, generous spirit, and tact in fostering goodwill for the benefit of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817924041
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 02/01/2021
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

In her professional life, Susan Southworth has worked with nationally and internationally renowned public figures, and has been both an aide-de-camp to former secretary of state George Shultz and a prized editor for professionals in varied fields of expertise. For Lenora Ferro, local writer, the ideal goal for the art and craft of writing is as means to explore, learn, capture, and bring to light—through one storied life or culture at a time—the inevitably universal sacred in the ordinary...and vice versa.

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