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By Emilio Segrè

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish relations, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) turned Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil in 1928, contributed to the invention of sluggish neutrons and was once appointed director of the college of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas vacationing the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he realized that he were disregarded from his Palermo publish through Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Ernest O. Lawrence employed him to paintings at the cyclotron at Berkeley with Luis Alvarez, Edwin McMillan, and Glenn Seaborg. Segrè was once one of many first to affix Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he turned a gaggle chief at the ny venture. In 1959, he received the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He used to be a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 till 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, fascinating autobiography... A useful contribution by way of anyone who witnessed the improvement of a lot of recent nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the ancient neutron experiments played in Rome throughout the mid-1930s through Enrico Fermi’s staff, of which Segrè was once a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

“A brain constantly in movement is Emilio Segrè’s account — released 4 years after his dying in 1989 — of his own existence and his lifestyles in physics... it really is soaking up, relocating in locations and regularly revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to reveal manners and tact I by no means had, and i've attempted to regard myself no larger than anyone else.’ He ably succeeded in those purposes.” — Daniel J. Kevles, Nature

“For normal readers with an curiosity within the heritage of nuclear physics, Segrè... is one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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