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Author Close, Frank.

Title Half-Life [Axis 360 electronic resource] : The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (401 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Preface; Prologue: Midway on Life's Journey 1950: The Gathering Storm ; FIRST HALF ; 1. From Pisa to Rome ; 2. Slow Neutrons and Fast Reactions 1934-1936; 3. Paris and Politics 1936-1940; 4. The First Escape 1940; 5. Neutrons for Oil and War 1940-1941; 6. East and West 1941-1942; 7. The Pile at Chalk River 1943-1945; 8. Physics in the Open 1945-1948; 9. Maneuvers 1945-1950; INTERLUDE ; West to East ; HALF TIME ; 10. Chain Reaction 1949-1950; 11. From Abindon-to Where? 1950 ; 12. The Dear Departed 1950 ; 13. The M15 Letters; SECOND HALF ; 14. In Dark Woods ; 15. Exile
16. Resurrection 17. Mr. Neutrino ; 18. Private Bruno ; AFTERLIFE ; 19. The Right Road Lost ; Afterword ; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Bruno Pontecorvo dedicated his career to hunting for the Higgs boson of his day: the neutrino, a nearly massless particle considered essential to the process of nuclear fission. His work on the Manhattan project under Enrico Fermi confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist and helped usher in the nuclear age. He should have won a Nobel Prize, but late in the summer of 1950 he vanished. At the height of the Cold War, Pontecorvo had disappeared behind the Iron Curtain.In Half-Life, physicist and historian Frank Close offers a heretofore untold history of Pontecorvo's life, based on unprec.
Subject Pontekorvo, B. (Bruno), 1913-1993.
Nuclear physicists -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Nuclear physicists -- Italy -- Biography.
Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Spies -- Italy -- Biography.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Close, Frank Half-Life : The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy New York : Basic Books,c2015 9780465069989
ISBN 9780465044870 electronic bk.
0465044875 electronic bk.
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