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The Resource The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin

The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin

Label
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age
Title
The Pope of Physics
Title remainder
Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age
Statement of responsibility
Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.F46
LC item number
S44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trinity -- Italy, beginnings. Family roots -- The Little Match (Il Piccolo Fiammifero) ; Leaning in : physics and Pisa ; Student days ; The young protégé ; The summer of 1924 ; Florence ; Quantum leaps ; Enrico and Laura -- Passages. The boys of Via Panisperna ; The Royal Academy ; Crossing the Atlantic ; Bombarding the nucleus ; Decay ; The neutron comes to Rome ; The rise and fall of the boys ; Transitions ; Stockholm calls -- Hello, America. Fission ; News travels ; Chain reaction ; The race begins ; New Americans ; The sleeping giant ; Chicago bound ; Critical pile (CP-1) ; The day the Atomic Age was born -- The Atomic City. The Manhattan Project : a three-legged stool ; Signor Fermi becomes Mister Farmer ; Götterdämmerung ; The hill ; "No acceptable alternative" ; Aftershock ; Goodbye, Mr. Farmer -- Home. Physicist with a capital 'F' ; The Fermi Method ; The super ; Circling back ; Last gift to Italy (Ultimo regalo all'Italia) ; Farewell to the navigator
Control code
ocn936192062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790055
Lccn
2016013398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the Atomic Age, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trinity -- Italy, beginnings. Family roots -- The Little Match (Il Piccolo Fiammifero) ; Leaning in : physics and Pisa ; Student days ; The young protégé ; The summer of 1924 ; Florence ; Quantum leaps ; Enrico and Laura -- Passages. The boys of Via Panisperna ; The Royal Academy ; Crossing the Atlantic ; Bombarding the nucleus ; Decay ; The neutron comes to Rome ; The rise and fall of the boys ; Transitions ; Stockholm calls -- Hello, America. Fission ; News travels ; Chain reaction ; The race begins ; New Americans ; The sleeping giant ; Chicago bound ; Critical pile (CP-1) ; The day the Atomic Age was born -- The Atomic City. The Manhattan Project : a three-legged stool ; Signor Fermi becomes Mister Farmer ; Götterdämmerung ; The hill ; "No acceptable alternative" ; Aftershock ; Goodbye, Mr. Farmer -- Home. Physicist with a capital 'F' ; The Fermi Method ; The super ; Circling back ; Last gift to Italy (Ultimo regalo all'Italia) ; Farewell to the navigator
Control code
ocn936192062
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790055
Lccn
2016013398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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