Enrico Fermi, Physicist
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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Family Background and Youth
Professor at Rome
Emigration and the War Years
Professor at Chicago
Letters to Enrico Persico
Artificial Radioactivity Produced
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