Half-Life

Half-Life

The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2015
ISBN: 9780465044870
0465044875
Characteristics: 1 online resource (401 p.)

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