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Fumi, F.
Oral history interview with Fausto Gherardo Fumi, 1982 November 27.
Family background, early education with Carlo Perrier in chemistry and physics at Università di Genova; theoretical inclinations, study abroad, impressions of a research world (U.S.) "on a different scale" from Italy; catalytic role of Giovanni Polvani and Piero Caldirola of Università di Milano in helping to establish solid state theory in Italy. Scientific activity in close connection with Frederick Seitz and the Urbana school, as well as with Nevill Mott. International recognition of the new Italian "school" at the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" in 1958. Lack of interest of northern Italian industries. First move toward Gruppo nazionale di struttura della materia (GNSM), the group of solid state physics within the Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (CNR); discussion of the relation between industry and academic world in Italy, especially concerning physics departments. Also prominently mentioned are: Giuseppe Bassani, Lina Buiatti, Careri, Vittorio Celli, Gianfranco Chiarotti, Roberto Fieschi, Lina Buiatti Fumi, Luigi Giulotto, Aldo Iandelli, Alfonso Merlini, Giuseppe Occhialini, Luigi Rolla, Mario Tosi; Atomic Energy Laboratory (Ispra), Carnegie Institute of Technology, Fulbright Program, Istituto nazionale di fisica nucleare (Rome), Institute of International Education, and Varenna Summer School.
Bassani, G. F. (Giuseppe Franco), 1929-
Buiatti, Lina
Caldirola, Piero, 1914-
Celli, Vittorio
Chiarotti, Gianfranco
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Fieschi, Roberto, 1928-
Fumi, F.
Fumi, Lina Buiatti
Giulotto, Luigi, 1911-1986
Iandelli, Aldo
Merlini, Alfonso
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Occhialini, Giuseppe
Perrier, Carlo
Polvani, Giovanni
Rolla, Luigi
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Tosi, Mario
Atomic Energy Laboratory (Ispra, Italy)
Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Italy).
Gruppo nazionale di struttura della materia (Italy).
Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.)
Istituto nazionale di fisica nucleare
International School of Physics Enrico Fermi.
Università di Genova.
Università di Milano.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Varenna Summer School
Fulbright Scholarship.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Science and industry -- Italy.
Solid state physics
Solid state physics -- History
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Belloni, Lanfranco, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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