AUTHORSegrè, Emilio
TITLEA Mind Always in Motion: The Autobiography of Emilio Segrè
PUBLISHERUniversity of California Press
CITYBerkeley, CA

This book, the autobiography of Italian physicist and Nobel Prize winner Emilio Segrè, recounts his professional and personal life fully, including detailed descriptions of his encounters with many of his notable contemporaries. Segrè is known for his scientific collaborations with Enrico Fermi on slow neutron physics, his radiochemical work in discovering several new elements, and for the discovery of the antiproton. He emigrated to the United States from Italy in 1938 to work at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and was recruited by J. Robert Oppenheimer in 1943 to join the Manhattan Project. From 1943 to 1946 he served as a group leader at the Los Alamos Laboratory, after which he accepted a professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, which he retained for the rest of his career. The book contains a varied collection of photographs.

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