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Atoms in the family : my life with Enrico Fermi

Author: Laura Fermi
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois ; London : University of Chicago Press, 1954. ©1954
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this absorbing account of life with the great atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, Laura Fermi tells the story of their emigration to the United States in the 1930s-part of the widespread movement of scientists from Europe to the New World that was so important to the development of the first atomic bomb. Combining intellectual biography and social history, Laura Fermi traces her husband's career from his childhood,  Read more...
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Biography
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Fermi, Laura.
Atoms in the family : my life with Enrico Fermi.
Chicago, Illinois ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©1954
267 pages
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Fermi
ISBN: 9780226149653 022614965X
OCLC Number: 882265557
Description: 1 online resource (302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Illustrations; Part I. Italy; 1. First Encounters; 2. The Times before We Met; 3. The Times before We Met-Continued; 4. Birth of a School; 5. Bébé Peugeot; 6. Early Married Years; 7. Mr. North and the Academies; 8. A Summer in Ann Arbor; 9. Work; 10. South American Interlude; 11. An Accidental Discovery; 12. How Not To Raise Children; 13. November 10, 1938; 14. Departure; Part II. America; 15. The Process of Americanization; 16. Some Shapes of Things To Come; 17. An Enemy Alien Works for Uncle Sam; 18. Of Secrecy and the Pile; 19. Success; 20. Site Y. 21. A Bodyguard and a Few Friends22. Life on the Mesa; 23. The War Ends; 24. Exit Pontecorvo; 25. A New Toy: The Giant Cyclotron; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: by Laura Fermi.

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An account of the author's life with the atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, that covers Fermi's early childhood interest in science, and his rise in the Italian university system concurrent with the rise  Read more...

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