Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi by Laura Fermi

By Laura Fermi

In this soaking up account of existence with the nice atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, Laura Fermi tells the tale in their emigration to the USA within the 1930s—part of the frequent circulate of scientists from Europe to the hot international that used to be so vital to the advance of the 1st atomic bomb. Combining highbrow biography and social historical past, Laura Fermi strains her husband's occupation from his formative years, while he taught himself physics, via his upward thrust within the Italian college approach concurrent with the increase of fascism, to his receipt of the Nobel Prize, which provided an ideal chance to escape the rustic with no arousing authentic suspicion, and his odyssey to the United States.

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