Download e-book for kindle: A Mind Always in Motion: The Autobiography of Emilio Segrè by Emilio Segrè

By Emilio Segrè

ISBN-10: 0520076273

ISBN-13: 9780520076273

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish family members, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) grew to become Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil 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 traveling the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he discovered that he were pushed aside from his Palermo submit through 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 hitch Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he grew to become a gaggle chief at the big apple venture. In 1959, he gained the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He was once a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 till 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, fascinating autobiography... A precious contribution via an individual who witnessed the advance of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the ancient neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s through Enrico Fermi’s staff, 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 dying in 1989 — of his own existence and his existence in physics... it's soaking up, relocating in areas and regularly revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to show 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 common readers with an curiosity within the heritage of nuclear physics, Segrè... is likely one of the so much personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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