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Atoms in the Family : My Life with Enrico Fermi - Laura Fermi

Atoms in the Family

My Life with Enrico Fermi

Paperback Published: 1st January 1954
ISBN: 9780226243672
Number Of Pages: 268

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In this absorbing account of life with the great atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, Laura Fermi tells the story of their emigration to the United States in the 1930s--part of the widespread movement of scientists from Europe to the New World that was so important to the development of the first atomic bomb. Combining intellectual biography and social history, Laura Fermi traces her husband's career from his childhood, when he taught himself physics, through his rise in the Italian university system concurrent with the rise of fascism, to his receipt of the Nobel Prize, which offered a perfect opportunity to flee the country without arousing official suspicion, and his odyssey to the United States.

"If Laura Fermi is short on domestic candor, she makes up for it in excellent science-chronicling. Her accounts of Fermi's critical experiments in Italy will delight the lay reader without horrifying the pure scientist."--Ralph E. Lapp "New York Times " If Laura Fermi is short on domestic candor, she makes up for it in excellent science-chronicling. Her accounts of Fermi s critical experiments in Italy will delight the lay reader without horrifying the pure scientist. --Ralph E. Lapp "New York Times ""

List of Illustrations
Italy
First Encounters
The Times before We Met
The Times before We Met—Continued
Birth of a School
Beacute;beacute; Peugeot
Early Married Years
Mr. North and the Academies
A Summer in Ann Arbor
Work
South American Interlude
An Accidental Discovery
How Not To Raise Children
November 10, 1938
Departure
America
The Process of Americanization
Some Shapes of Things To Come
An Enemy Alien Works for Uncle Sam
Of Secrecy and the Pile
Success
Site Y
A Bodyguard and a Few Friends
Life on the Mesa
The War Ends
Exit Pontcorvo
A New Toy: The Giant Cyclotron
Acknowledgments
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226243672
ISBN-10: 0226243672
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st January 1954
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition