Publisher description for From x-rays to quarks : modern physicists and their discoveries / Emilio Segre.


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The author, who shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics with Owen Chamberlain, offers impressions and recollections of the development of modern physics. Rather than a chronological approach, Segre emphasizes interesting, complex personalities who often appear only in footnotes. Readers will find that this book adds considerably to their understanding of science and includes compelling topics of current interest.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Physics -- History.
Physicists -- Biography.