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The Resource Enrico Fermi : The Obedient Genius, by Giuseppe Bruzzaniti, (electronic resource)

Enrico Fermi : The Obedient Genius, by Giuseppe Bruzzaniti, (electronic resource)

Label
Enrico Fermi : The Obedient Genius
Title
Enrico Fermi
Title remainder
The Obedient Genius
Statement of responsibility
by Giuseppe Bruzzaniti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This biography explores the life and career of the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, which is also the story of thirty years that transformed physics and forever changed our understanding of matter and the universe: nuclear physics and elementary particle physics were born, nuclear fission was discovered, the Manhattan Project was developed, the atomic bombs were dropped, and the era of zbig sciencey began. It would be impossible to capture the full essence of this revolutionary period without first understanding Fermi, without whom it would not have been possible. Enrico Fermi: The Obedient Genius attempts to shed light on all aspects of Fermi’s life - his work, motivation, influences, achievements, and personal thoughts - beginning with the publication of his first paper in 1921 through his death in 1954. During this time, Fermi demonstrated that he was indeed following in the footsteps of Galileo, excelling in his work both theoretically and experimentally by deepening our understanding of the Pauli exclusion principle, winning the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the fundamental properties of slow neutrons, developing the theory of beta decay, building the first nuclear reactor, and playing a central role in the development of the atomic bomb. Interwoven with this fascinating story, the book details the major developments in physics and provides the necessary background material to fully appreciate the dramatic changes that were taking place. Also included are appendices that provide a timeline of Fermi’s life, several primary source documents from the period, and an extensive bibliography. This book will enlighten anyone interested in Fermi’s work or the scientific events that led to the physics revolution of the first half of the twentieth century
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruzzaniti, Giuseppe
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Springer Biographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Mathematical physics
  • Quantum physics
  • Elementary particles (Physics)
  • Quantum field theory
  • Physics
Label
Enrico Fermi : The Obedient Genius, by Giuseppe Bruzzaniti, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3533-8
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface to the English Edition -- Preface to the Italian Edition -- The Last Galilean -- 20th Century Physics: 1900-1933 -- Enrico Fermi: Research Itineraries 1921-1933 -- 20th Century Physics: 1934-1954 -- Enrico Fermi: Research Itineraries 1934-1954 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronologies -- Appendix B: Documents -- Appendix C: Background Material -- Appendix D: Enrico Fermi's Bibliography
Control code
978-1-4939-3533-8
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 348 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781493935338
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-3533-8
Other physical details
54 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945445020
Label
Enrico Fermi : The Obedient Genius, by Giuseppe Bruzzaniti, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3533-8
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface to the English Edition -- Preface to the Italian Edition -- The Last Galilean -- 20th Century Physics: 1900-1933 -- Enrico Fermi: Research Itineraries 1921-1933 -- 20th Century Physics: 1934-1954 -- Enrico Fermi: Research Itineraries 1934-1954 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronologies -- Appendix B: Documents -- Appendix C: Background Material -- Appendix D: Enrico Fermi's Bibliography
Control code
978-1-4939-3533-8
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 348 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781493935338
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-3533-8
Other physical details
54 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945445020

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