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By Emilio Segrè

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish kinfolk, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) grew to become Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil in 1928, contributed to the invention of gradual neutrons and was once appointed director of the collage of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas traveling the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he realized that he were brushed aside from his Palermo submit 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 used to be one of many first to hitch Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he turned a bunch chief at the long island undertaking. In 1959, he gained 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 important contribution by way of anyone who witnessed the advance of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the old neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s by way of Enrico Fermi’s team, of which Segrè was once a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

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

“For common readers with an curiosity within the heritage of nuclear physics, Segrè... is without doubt one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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