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Segr,̈ Emilio.
Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segr,̈ 1967 February 13.
Founding of the school of physics, Universit ̉di Roma, role of Orso Mario Corbino and others in recruiting young physicists; the decision to work on nuclear physics; financial support for and public knowledge of work at the university; contacts with other laboratories in Europe and the U.S.; available technology in Rome, ca. 1930; journal literature; visitors to Rome; circumstances of move to Universit ̉di Palermo, 1936; work and facilities in Palermo; early failures of physicists to recognize fission; early uses of cyclotron; mathematics and nuclear physics in 1930s; models of the nucleus and experimental work; circumstances of move to University of California at Berkeley, 1938; experiment and theory in nuclear physics at Berkeley; work on radiochemistry; alteration of half-lives of beta-radioactive substances; detection equipment; effect of work at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory on nuclear physics; significance of nucleon-nucleon scattering experiments; entry into nuclear physics of students trained in technology during World War II; beginnings of high-energy physics; experimental physics and particle accelerators; fashions in physics; discovery of the antiproton; work considered personally satisfying. Also prominently mentioned are: Edoardo Amaldi, Felix Bloch, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Michael Faraday, Otto Robert Frisch, Guglielmo, Georg von Hevesy, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Tullio Levi-Civit,̉ Lo Surdo, Ettore Majorana, Lise Meitner, Ida Noddack, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Carlo Perrier, Franco D. Rasetti, Ernest Rutherford, Glenn Seaborg, Elfriede Segr,̈ V. Volterra, Chien-Shiung Wu, Hideki Yukawa; Columbia University, and Purdue University.
Emilio Gino Segr ̈(1905-1989), Italian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. University of Rome, Ph.D. (physics), 1928, studying under Enrico Fermi. Assistant professor of physics, University of Rome (1932-1936); director of the Physics Laboratory, University of Palermo (1936-1938); research assistant, Berkeley Radiation Lab and lecturer in the physics department, University of California, Berkeley; Los Alamos National Laboratory, group leader for the Manhattan Project (1943-1946); professor of physics and history of science, University of California, Berkeley (1946-1972); University of Rome, professor of nuclear physics (1974- ).
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Corbino, O. M. (Orso Mario) 1876-
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Hevesy, Georg von, 1885-1966.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Levi-Civita, Tullio, 1873-1941
LoSurdo, Antonio
Majorana, Ettore.
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Noddack, Ida, 1896-1978
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Perrier, Carlo
Rasetti, Franco, 1901-2001
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999
Segr,̈ Elfriede
Segr,̈ Emilio
Yukawa, Hideki, 1907-1981
Volterra, V.
Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997
Columbia University.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Purdue University.
Universit ̉di Palermo.
Universit ̉di Roma.
University of California, Berkeley.
Atomic structure.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear models.
Nuclear physics.
Nucleon-nucleon scattering.
Particle accelerators.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Radioactivity -- Measurement.
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