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By Emilio Segrè

ISBN-10: 0520076273

ISBN-13: 9780520076273

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish relatives, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) grew to become Enrico Fermi’s first graduate scholar in 1928, contributed to the invention of gradual neutrons and was once appointed director of the collage of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas vacationing the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he discovered that he were brushed aside from his Palermo put up by way 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 was once one of many first to affix Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he grew to become a bunch chief at the long island undertaking. In 1959, he gained the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He used to be a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 till 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, attention-grabbing autobiography... A worthwhile contribution by way of an individual who witnessed the advance of a lot of recent nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the historical neutron experiments played in Rome throughout the mid-1930s by means of Enrico Fermi’s crew, of which Segrè used to be a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

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

“For normal readers with an curiosity within the heritage of nuclear physics, Segrè... is one of the so much personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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