Physics in Perspective

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 329–345

Ettore Majorana’s Course on Theoretical Physics: A Recent Discovery


DOI: 10.1007/s00016-006-0305-3

Cite this article as:
Drago, A. & Esposito, S. Phys. perspect. (2007) 9: 329. doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0305-3

We analyze in some detail the course that Ettore Majorana gave on theoretical physics at the University of Naples between January and March 1938, just prior to his mysterious disappearance. We discuss, in particular, the recently discovered Moreno Lecture Notes, in which all of Majorana’s lectures are recorded, six of which are not present in those that are preserved in the Domus Galilaeana in Pisa, Italy.


Ettore MajoranaEnrico FermiAntonio CarrelliGilda SenatoreSebastiano SciutiGilberto BernardiniEdoardo AmaldiGiovanni Gentile, Jr.Eugenio MorenoCesare MorenoUniversity of NaplesDomus Galilaeanatheoretical physicsquantum mechanicsspecial relativity

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gruppo di Storia della Fisica, Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli “Federico II” Complesso Universitario di M. S. AngeloNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli “Federico II” and INFN Sezione di Napoli Complesso Universitario di M. S. AngeloNapoliItaly