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Laura Fermi (1907–1977)

Autor(a) de The Story of Atomic Energy

12 Works 418 Membros 3 Críticas

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Nome legal
Fermi, Laura Capon
Data de nascimento
1907-06-16
Data de falecimento
1977-12-26
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Italy
USA
Local de nascimento
Rome, Italy
Local de falecimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
University of Rome
Ocupações
political activist
autobiographer
science writer
Relações
Fermi, Enrico (husband)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guggenheim Fellowship (1957)

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Laura Fermi, née Capon, was born in Rome to an upper-middle-class Italian Jewish family, and met Enrico Fermi when she was a science student at the University of Rome. In 1928, the couple married and later had two children. In 1938, the Fermis went into exile from Italy to escape the persecution of the Fascist government and its Nazi allies. Laura's father would later be among the Italian Jews rounded up by the Nazis and killed in Auschwitz. The family traveled first to Stockholm, where Enrico Fermi received the Nobel Prize in physics, and from there emigrated to the USA, settling first in New York City. During World War II, Enrico Fermi was part of a larger group of scientists originally from Europe who worked on the development of the first nuclear bomb, known as the Manhattan Project. After the war, the family moved to Chicago, where Laura Fermi became a peace activist and clean air activist, and founded the Civic Disarmament Committee for Handgun Control. She wrote several books on science, including Galileo and the Scientific Revolution (with Gilberto Bernardini, 1961) and Illustrious Immigrants: The Intellectual Migration from Europe 1930-41 (1968). She also published an autobiography, Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi (1954), which became a bestseller.

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An extremely charming set of recollections by the wife of the legendary, Nobel prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi. Credit must be given to a number of lucid explanations of technical scientific topics that often rival and sometimes exceed in clarity those of the sister scientific biography by Emilio Segre.
 
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igor.kh | Sep 23, 2014 |
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ajapt | Dec 30, 2018 |

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Obras
12
Membros
418
Popularidade
#58,321
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
3
ISBN
17
Línguas
1

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