Enrico Fermi, Physicist

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University of Chicago Press, 1970 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Family Background and Youth
1
Apprenticeship
25
Professor at Rome
46
Emigration and the War Years
101
Professor at Chicago
156
Letters to Enrico Persico
189
Artificial Radioactivity Produced
214
Physics at Columbia University
222
The Development of the First ChainReacting Pile
231
Notes I
240
Bibliography
251
Index I
269
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