Book 2006

The Scientific Legacy of Beppo Occhialini


ISBN: 978-3-540-37353-7 (Print) 978-3-540-37354-4 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XLI

  2. Occhialini Scientific Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-34

      The Arcetri School of Physics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 35-49

      Giuseppe Occhialini and the history of cosmic-ray physics in the 1930s: From Florence to Cambridge

    4. Chapter

      Pages 51-69

      Occhialini’s trajectory in Latin America

    5. Chapter

      Pages 71-77

      Occhialini’s scientific production between the two English periods

    6. Chapter

      Pages 79-92

      Occhialini’s contribution to the discovery of the pion. An interview by L. Gariboldi

    7. Chapter

      Pages 93-106

      Occhialini and the Università Libre de Bruxelles. An interview by L. Gariboldi

    8. Chapter

      Pages 107-113

      Elementary-particle physics at the University of Milan 1951–1956

    9. Chapter

      Pages 115-127

      Giuseppe Occhialini in Milan in the sixties and beyond: His legacy for particle physics and his influence on young researchers and students

    10. Chapter

      Pages 129-132

      Giuseppe Occhialini and CERN

    11. Chapter

      Pages 133-140

      1960–1970: Milano and Gruppo Spazio

    12. Chapter

      Pages 141-149

      La Collaboration Milano-Saclay-Palermo

    13. Chapter

      Pages 151-171

      Beppo Occhialini and the birth of Space Physics in Italy and in Europe: Personal memories

    14. Chapter

      Pages 173-194

      An Italian school of high-energy astrophysics: A personal view from the sixties to Beppo-SAX

    15. Chapter

      Pages 195-198

      Beppo and space research in Italy

    16. Chapter

      Pages 199-206

      Brief summary of the LFCTR/IFCTR history

  3. Present Day Perspectives in Research Fields Pioneered by Occhialini

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207

    2. Chapter

      Pages 209-222

      Are diamonds for ever, or do protons decay? A tale of the unexpected

    3. Chapter

      Pages 223-234

      Present appeal in pion decay studies and applications

    4. Chapter

      Pages 235-239

      On the origin of cosmic-ray electrons

    5. Chapter

      Pages 241-248

      Perspectives of high-energy astrophysics

  4. Personal Reminiscences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249

    2. Chapter

      Pages 251-257

      Personal remembrances

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