AUTHORde Latil, Pierre
TITLEFermi: The Man and His Theories
PUBLISHERPaul S. Eriksson, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1964
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This book recounts the life of Nobel Prize winning atomic physicist Enrico Fermi, including his most important scientific work and discoveries. The author begins by describing Fermi’s childhood and early work. He covers Fermi’s scientific advances, including the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, his experiments with neutron bombardment of uranium atoms, and his participation in the Manhattan Project. The book also contains information about the scientist's private life and later years. A section at the end presents selected writings by Fermi, his wife Laura, his colleague Emilio Segrè, and others.


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