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Atoms in the family : my life with Enrico Fermi

Author: Laura Fermi
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mrs. Fermi tells of her life with her famous husband who produced the first chain reaction that led to the atom bomb, and won the Nobel Prize and the Congressional Medal for Merit.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fermi, Laura.
Atoms in the family.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1954]
(OCoLC)594963157
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Fermi
OCLC Number: 537507
Description: ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Italy --
First encounters --
The times before we met --
Birth of a school --
Bebe Peugeot --
Early married years --
Mr. North and the academies --
A summer in Ann Arbor --
Work --
South American interlude --
An accidental discovery --
Now not to raise children --
November 10, 1938 --
Departure --
Part II: America --
The process of Americanization --
Some shapes of things to come --
An enemy alien works for Uncle Sam --
Of secrecy and the pile --
Success --
Site Y --
A bodyguard and a few friends --
Life on the mesa --
The war ends --
Exit Pontecorvo --
A new toy: the giant cyclotron --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: by Laura Fermi.

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Mrs. Fermi tells of her life with her famous husband who produced the first chain reaction that led to the atom bomb, and won the Nobel Prize and the Congressional Medal for Merit.

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