Enrico Fermi

His Work and Legacy

  • Carlo Bernardini
  • Luisa Bonolis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Giorgio Salvini
    Pages 1-20
  3. Edoardo Amaldi, Enrico Persico, Franco Rasetti
    Pages 21-55
  4. Franco Bassani
    Pages 56-66
  5. Giorgio Parisi
    Pages 67-74
  6. Tullio Levi-Civita
    Pages 85-114
  7. Marcello Cini
    Pages 126-137
  8. Nicola Cabibbo
    Pages 138-150
  9. Carlo Salvetti
    Pages 177-203
  10. Maurice Jacob, Luciano Maiani
    Pages 241-270
  11. Renato Angelo Ricci
    Pages 286-313
  12. Luisa Bonolis
    Pages 314-393
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 395-412

About this book


Enrico Fermi’s scientific work, noted for its originality and breadth, has had lasting consequences throughout modern science. Written by close colleagues as well as scientists whose fields were profoundly influenced by Fermi, the papers collected here constitute a tribute to him and his scientific legacy. They were commissioned on the occasion of his 100th birthday by the Italian Physical Society and confirm that Fermi was a rare combination of theorist, experimentalist, teacher, and inspiring colleague. The book is organized into three parts: three biographical overviews by close colleagues, replete with personal insights; fourteen analyses of Fermi’s impact by specialists in their fields, spanning physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering; and a year-by-year chronology of Fermi’s scientific endeavors. Written for a general scientific audience, "Enrico Fermi: His Work and Legacy" offers a highly readable source on the life of one of the 20th century's most distinguished scientists and a must for everybody interested in the history of modern science.


Nuclear Energy Nuclear Physics Particle Physics Statistical Physics Thermodynamics classical mechanics electrodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo Bernardini
    • 1
  • Luisa Bonolis
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-06053-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01160-7
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