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The Resource The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age, Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin

The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age, Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin

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The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age
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The Pope of Physics
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Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age
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Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin
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"The first full-scale biography of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the fathers of the atomic age, Enrico Fermi. Enrico Fermi is unquestionably the most famous scientist to come from Italy since Galileo, so revered that he's known as The Pope of Physics. A modest, unassuming man, Fermi was nevertheless one of the most productive and creative scientists of the twentieth century, one of the fathers of the Atomic Bomb and a Nobel Prize winner whose contributions to physics and nuclear technology live on today, with the largest particle accelerator in the United States and the nation's most significant science and technology award both bearing his name. In this, the first major biography of Fermi in English, Gino Segre, professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, brings this scientific visionary to life. An examination of the human dramas that touched Fermi's life as well as a thrilling history of scientific innovation in the twentieth century--including the birth of one of its most controversial disciplines, nuclear physics--this is the comprehensive biography that Fermi deserves"--
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The pope of physics
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A biography of one of the leading architects of the atomic age touches upon the human dramas that shaped his life as well as his productive and creative pursuit of science that ultimately earned him a Nobel Prize
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individual biography
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OU/DLC
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  • 530.092
  • 920
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index present
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QC16.F46
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S44 2016
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age, Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Family roots -- The LittleMmatch (Il Piccolo Fiammifero) -- Leaning in: physics and Pisa -- Student days -- The young protege -- The summer of 1924 -- Florence -- Quantum leaps -- Enrico and Laura -- The boys of Via Panisperna -- The Royal Academy -- Crossing the Atlantic -- Bombarding the neutron -- Decay -- The neutron comes to Rome -- The rise and fall of the boys -- Transitions -- Stockholm calls -- Fission -- News travels -- Chain reaction -- The race begins -- New Americans and the birth of the pile -- The sleeping giant -- Chicago bound -- Critical pile (CP-1) -- The day the atomic age was born -- The Manhattan project: a three-legged stool -- Signor Fermi becomes mister farmer -- Gï¿1⁄2otterdï¿1⁄2ammerung -- The hill -- "No acceptable alternative" -- Aftershock -- Goodbye, Mr. Farmer -- Physicist with a capital 'F' -- The Fermi method -- The super -- Circling back -- Summer of '54 -- Farewell to the navigator
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First edition.
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pages cm
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9781627790055
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2016013398

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