The Politics of Pure Science: Yukawa and Tomonaga

  • Morris Low


In 1954, the U.S. Information Service (USIS) produced the film “The Yukawa Story,” which was based on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Hideki Yukawa who had recently worked in the United States and returned to Japan to great acclaim. Narrated by one of his two sons, Takaaki, the film documented the life and work of Yukawa. Takaaki relates to the audience how he faced an

Initial dilemma in reconciling his father’s world with his mother’s traditional one. He finally realizes that inductive reasoning and emotional appreciation of cultural heritages are synthesized in his parents’ lives.1


Nobel Prize Atomic Energy Liberal Democratic Party Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Nuclear Disarmament 
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  • Morris Low
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA

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