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Amaldi, Edoardo.
Oral history interview with Edoardo Amaldi, 1969 April 9 and 10.
Family background; early interest in physics; chance meeting with Enrico Fermi in youth and early friendship with Emilio Segrè; enrolling in physics at University of Rome; recollections of Orso M. Corbino; 1931 Rome Conference on Nuclear Physics; 1934 visit to Cambridge with Segrè; transition from spectroscopy to nuclear physics work at Rome; reaction to discovery of neutron; Ettore Majorana's work; slow neutron experiments; Fermi's approach toward theory and experiment; failure to discover fission; break-up of Rome group; 1936 trip to America; construction of two accelerators at Rome; 1939 trip to America; decision to discontinue fission experiments at Rome; usefulness of Hans A. Bethe's review articles; style of Rome group; physics elsewhere in Italy during 1930s; contacts with physicists outside Rome during 1930s; Italian physics during the war; postwar concern with elementary particles; recollections of Fermi in postwar period; work considered personally satisfying. Also prominently mentioned are: Herbert Anderson, Gilberto Bernardini, Torkild Bjerge, Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Niels Henrik David Bohr, James Chadwick, Conversi, Otto Robert Frisch, George Gamow, Ettore Majorana, Pancini, Oreste Piccioni, George Placzek, Franco D. Rasetti, Westcott; Accademia Nazionale (Italy), Cavendish Laboratory, Columbia University, Conference on Nuclear Physics (1931 : Rome, Italy), Istituto superiore di sanità, and University of California at Berkeley, CA.
Amaldi, Edoardo.
Anderson, Herbert Lawrence
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Corbino, O. M. (Orso Mario), 1876-
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Majorana, Ettore.
Placzek, G. (George), 1905-1955.
Rasetti, Franco, 1901-2001
Segrè, Emilio.
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Columbia University
Istituto superiore di sanità (Italy)
Università di Roma -- Students.
University of California, Berkeley.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics -- Italy.
Particle accelerators -- Italy -- Rome.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Physicists -- Italy. lcsh
Spectrum analysis.
Bernardini, Gilberto
Bjerge, Torkild.
Accademia nazionale dei Lincei
Conference on Nuclear Physics (1931: Rome, Italy)
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA