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By Emilio Segrè

ISBN-10: 0520076273

ISBN-13: 9780520076273

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish relations, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) grew to become Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil in 1928, contributed to the invention of sluggish neutrons and used to be appointed director of the college of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas traveling the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he realized that he have been brushed off from his Palermo publish by means of Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Ernest O. Lawrence employed him to paintings at the cyclotron at Berkeley with Luis Alvarez, Edwin McMillan, and Glenn Seaborg. Segrè used to be one of many first to affix Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he grew to become a gaggle chief at the ny venture. In 1959, he received the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He was once a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 until eventually 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, attention-grabbing autobiography... A necessary contribution through an individual who witnessed the advance of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the historical neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s by means of Enrico Fermi’s staff, of which Segrè was once a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

“A brain continually in movement is Emilio Segrè’s account — released 4 years after his dying in 1989 — of his own lifestyles and his lifestyles in physics... it's soaking up, relocating in locations and often revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to demonstrate manners and tact I by no means had, and i've attempted to regard myself no higher than anyone else.’ He ably succeeded in those purposes.” — Daniel J. Kevles, Nature

“For basic readers with an curiosity within the background of nuclear physics, Segrè... is likely one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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