Book ID: CBB512699130

Il Papa della fisica: Enrico Fermi e la nascita dell’era atomica (2017)

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Segrè, Gino (Author)
Hoerlin, Bettina (Author)


Raffaello Cortina Editore


Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 412 pp.
Language: Italian

Enrico Fermi è stato uno dei più grandi fisici del mondo e, dopo Galileo, il più famoso scienziato italiano. Dotato di un intuito e di una capacità di ricerca infallibili, era stato soprannominato dai colleghi “il Papa della fisica”. Le sue scoperte hanno cambiato il nostro mondo: hanno portato alle armi di distruzione di massa, ma anche alla creazione di apparecchiature mediche salvavita. Fuggito dal fascismo e dall’antisemitismo, divenne una figura di spicco del progetto più segreto d’America: la costruzione della bomba atomica. Ultimo fisico capace di padroneggiare tutti i rami della sua disciplina, Fermi era una rara miscela di ricercatore teorico e sperimentale. La sua ricca eredità comprende progressi decisivi in ambiti diversi, dai raggi cosmici alla tecnologia nucleare, fino ai primi computer. [Abstract translated by Google Translate: This is the abstract in English… Enrico Fermi was one of the greatest physicists in the world and, after Galileo, the most famous Italian scientist. Endowed with an insight and an infallible research ability, he had been nicknamed by his colleagues "the Pope of physics." His discoveries changed our world: they led to weapons of mass destruction, but also to the creation of life-saving medical equipment. After escaping from fascism and anti-Semitism, he became a prominent figure in America's most secret project: the construction of the atomic bomb. The last physicist capable of mastering all the branches of his discipline, Fermi was a rare mixture of theoretical and experimental researcher. Its rich legacy encompasses decisive advances in various areas, from cosmic rays to nuclear technology, right up to the first computers.]

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Authors & Contributors
Cioci, Vincenzo
Dahn, Ryan
Farrell, Don A.
Joseph, Timothy
David N. Schwartz
Alberto Bentoglio
Journals
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Physics in Perspective
Diplomatic History
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Publishers
Guaraldi
Micronesian Productions
Luigi Pellegrini Editore
Pavia University Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Physics
Atomic bomb
Manhattan Project
Science and politics
Biographies
World War II
People
Fermi, Enrico
Oppenheimer, J. Robert
Rasetti, Franco
Heisenberg, Werner
Hahn, Otto (1879-1968)
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich von
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Places
United States
Italy
Germany
Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands)
Milan (Italy)
England
Institutions
Hanford Nuclear Site (Washington)
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