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The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the birth of the atomic age / Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin.

Segrè, Gino, (author.). Hoerlin, Bettina, 1939- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781627790055
  • ISBN: 1627790055
  • Physical Description: xi, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : black & white illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-333) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Family roots -- The LittleMmatch (Il Piccolo Fiammifero) -- Leaning in: physics and Pisa -- Student days -- The young protégé -- 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 -- Götterdämmerung -- 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.
Summary, etc.: "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 Popeof 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 technologylive 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 oneof its most controversial disciplines, nuclear physics--this is the comprehensive biography that Fermi deserves"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Physicists > Italy > Biography.
Physicists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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Prologue: Trinity 1(6)
PART 1 ITALY, BEGINNINGS
1 Family Roots
7(6)
2 The Little Match (II Piccolo Fiammifero)
13(5)
3 Leaning In: Physics and Pisa
18(6)
4 Student Days
24(4)
5 The Young Protege
28(7)
6 The Summer of 1924
35(6)
7 Florence
41(8)
8 Quantum Leaps
49(7)
9 Enrico and Laura
56(9)
PART 2 PASSAGES
10 The Boys of Via Panisperna
65(5)
11 The Royal Academy
70(6)
12 Crossing the Atlantic
76(5)
13 Bombarding the Nucleus
81(6)
14 Decay
87(6)
15 The Neutron Comes to Rome
93(9)
16 The Rise and Fall of the Boys
102(8)
17 Transitions
110(6)
18 Stockholm Calls
116(11)
PART 3 HELLO, AMERICA
19 Fission
127(8)
20 News Travels
135(9)
21 Chain Reaction
144(7)
22 The Race Begins
151(8)
23 New Americans
159(8)
24 The Sleeping Giant
167(9)
25 Chicago Bound
176(8)
26 Critical Pile (CP-1)
184(9)
27 The Day the Atomic Age Was Born
193(8)
PART 4 THE ATOMIC CITY
28 The Manhattan Project: A Three-Legged Stool
201(8)
29 Signor Fermi Becomes Mister Farmer
209(10)
30 Gotterdammerung
219(7)
31 The Hill
226(8)
32 "No Acceptable Alternative"
234(10)
33 Aftershock
244(9)
34 Goodbye, Mr. Farmer
253(8)
PART 5 HOME
35 Physicist with a Capital F
261(7)
36 The Fermi Method
268(7)
37 The Super
275(8)
38 Circling Back
283(8)
39 Last Gift to Italy (Ultimo Regalo all Italia)
291(5)
40 Farewell to the Navigator
296(7)
Afterword 303(6)
Notes 309(17)
Bibliography 326(8)
Acknowledgments 334(3)
Index 337


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