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Enrico Fermi : his work and legacy

Author: Carlo Bernardini; Luisa Bonolis
Publisher: Bologna : Società Italiana di Fisica ; Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Enrico Fermi's scientific work, noted for its originality and breadth, has had lasting consequences throughout modern science. Written by close colleagues as well as scientists whose fields were  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo Bernardini; Luisa Bonolis
ISBN: 8874380151 9788874380152 3540221417 9783540221418
OCLC Number: 492918909
Notes: "Original title: Conoscere Fermi, nel centenario della nascita 29 settembre 1901-2001 / ed. by C. Bernardini and L. Bonolis."
"Editrice Compositori, Bologna, 2001 (1st ed.), SIF, Bologna, 2002 (2nd ed.)."
Description: 1 vol. (XII- 410 p.) : photos, fac-sim., ill., couv. ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Enrico Fermi. His life and a comment on his work.- Commemoration talks.- Enrico Fermi and Solid State Physics.- Fermi's statistics.- Classical mechanics and the quantum revolution in Fermi's early works.- On the adiabatic invariants.- Fermi's coordinates and the Principle of Equivalence.- Fermi and quantum electrodynamics.- Weak interactions.- Nuclear physics from the nineteen thirties to the present day..- The birth of nuclear energy: Fermi's pile.- From the Chicago Pile 1 to the next-generation reactors..- Reactors and nuclear technology: Development in the world.- The scientific legacy of Fermi in particle physics.- Enrico Fermi's contribution to non-linear systems: The influence of an unpublished article.- Fermi's last lessons.- Enrico Fermi's scientific work.- Fermi's bibliography related to the papers presented in this book.- Analytical index.
Responsibility: ed. by Carlo Bernardini and Luisa Bonolis.

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