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The last man who knew everything : the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age /

by Schwartz, David N [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017Edition: 1. ed.Description: xxiii, 453 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465072927; 0465072925; ; .Subject(s): Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954 | Physicists -- Italy -- Biography | Physicists -- United States -- Biography | Nuclear physicists -- Italy -- Biography | Nuclear physicists -- United States -- Biography
Contents:
Prodigy -- Pisa -- Germany and Holland -- Quantum breakthroughs -- Of geckos and men -- Family life -- The Rome School -- Beta rays -- Goldfish -- Physics as soma -- The Nobel Prize -- The new world -- Splitting the atom -- Fermi meets the Navy -- Piles of graphite -- The move to Chicago -- Squash courts -- Xenon-135 -- On a mesa -- An unholy Trinity -- Return to Chicago -- In the public eye -- A patent fight -- Brilliant teacher, beloved mentor -- Travels abroad -- Home to die -- Fermi's legacy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prodigy -- Pisa -- Germany and Holland -- Quantum breakthroughs -- Of geckos and men -- Family life -- The Rome School -- Beta rays -- Goldfish -- Physics as soma -- The Nobel Prize -- The new world -- Splitting the atom -- Fermi meets the Navy -- Piles of graphite -- The move to Chicago -- Squash courts -- Xenon-135 -- On a mesa -- An unholy Trinity -- Return to Chicago -- In the public eye -- A patent fight -- Brilliant teacher, beloved mentor -- Travels abroad -- Home to die -- Fermi's legacy.