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

By Laura Fermi

In this soaking up account of lifestyles with the nice atomic scientist Enrico Fermi, Laura Fermi tells the tale in their emigration to the U.S. within the 1930s—part of the common stream of scientists from Europe to the recent global that used to be so very important to the advance of the 1st atomic bomb. Combining highbrow biography and social historical past, Laura Fermi lines her husband's profession from his adolescence, while he taught himself physics, via his upward push within the Italian college method 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 professional suspicion, and his odyssey to the United States.

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