JAMES FRANCK (1882-1964) SIGNED CARD, “With Best Wishes (in German)/closely J. Franck”, on a card 4.5 x 3.5, 21 Mar. 1928, Gottingen, by the German physicist who won the 1925 Nobel Prize for Physics with Gustav Hertz for their discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom. At the time of him signing this card he was professor of experimental physics and Director of the Second Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Gottingen. While there he worked on quantum theory with Max Born. After the Nazi party came to power in 1933 he resigned his post in protest against the dismissal of fellow academics. Eventually settling in the United States where he worked at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and later at the University of Chicago. During WWII he worked on the Manhattan Project as Director of the Chemistry Division of the Metallurgical Laboratory. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Political and Social Problems regarding the atomic bomb, which is best known for the compilation of the Frank Report, which recommended that the atomic bombs not be used on the Japanese cities without warning. In fine condition, with minor age toning.