Eugene Wigner is one of the very few scientists that may
safely be describedas creators of 20th-century physics.
This volume of his Collected Works is devoted to his
contributions to nuclear energy. In his Introduction and
Annotations A.M. Weinberg surveys Wigner's contributions to
nuclear-reaction physics and nuclear engineering, at the
same time giving a glimpse of the early history of
nuclear-reactor technology. Wigner himself gave a lively and
critical account, which is published in this volume for the
first time. Furthermore the book contains forty-two reports
and memoranda from 1941 to 1945 and twelve of Wigner's many
patents relating to nuclear energy.