AUTHORSegrè, Emilio
TITLEEnrico Fermi: Physicist
PUBLISHERUniversity of Chicago Press
CITYChicago, IL
DATE PUBLISHED1970
ISBN0-226-74473-6


This biography presents Enrico Fermi, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. Fermi helped make possible the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, and became a leading mind behind the Manhattan Project. The biography, by his friend and protégé Emilio Segrè, presents a well-rounded portrait of the scientist, his methods, intellect, and contributions to scientific history. Using non-technical terms, the author explains the problems Fermi faced and overcame and his great achievements in the arena of atomic energy. The appendices contain letters and papers by and about Fermi and his accomplishments.


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