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Enrico Fermi : physicist / Emilio Segrè.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1970.
ISBN 0226744728, 9780226744728

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Subjects Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Fermi, Enrico.
Nuclear physicists -- Italy -- Biography.
Nuclear physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Nuclear physicists.
Physicists -- Italy -- Biography.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
United States.
Series Phoenix books (Chicago, Ill.) ; P468.
Description x, 276 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index.
Summary Student, collaborator and lifelong friend of Enrico Fermi, Emilio Segrè presents a rich, well-rounded portrait of the scientist, his methods, intellectual history, and achievements. Explaining in nontechnical terms the scientific problems Fermi faced or solved. Enrico Fermi, Physicist contains illuminating material concerning Fermi's youth in Italy and the development of his scientific style. Emilio Segre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959.
Contents Family background and youth -- Apprenticeship -- Professor at Rome -- Emigration and the war years -- Professor at Chicago -- Appendixes: 1. Letters to Enrico Persico -- 2. Artificial radioactivity produced by neutron bombardment -- 3. Physics at Columbia University -- 4. The development of the first chain-reacting pile.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Italy
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)118467
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WorldCat Identities Segrè, Emilio.
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