Science: Stark Statement

Since 1933 some scientists have left Germany, others have stayed there and kept quiet, and still others have chimed in with the Nazi idea that German science should be distinct from the brands of science in evidence elsewhere. A most outspoken and articulate defender of Nazi scientific ideology is crusty old Professor Johannes Stark, head of the German Bureau of Standards, an able physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1919 for his discovery of the "Stark effect" (splitting of spectrum lines when a glowing gas is subjected to a strong electrical field),...

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