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Title The scientific legacy of Beppo Occhialini / edited by P. Redondi [and others].
Imprint Bologna : Societa Italiana di Fisica ; Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006.

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Series NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security.
Subject Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993.
Physicists -- Italy -- Biography.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- History.
Astrophysics -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Redondi, Pietro.
Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993.
Description 1 online resource (xli, 312 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Note Festschrift.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary The Year 2007 marks the centenary of the birth of Guiseppe "Beppo" Occhialini, one of the pioneers of cosmic ray and space physics in Europe, and in Italy in particular. Occhialini, beyond being known as a skilled administrator and strong advocate of European Space Sciences, is co-discoverer of the pion in 1948. The present volume collects reviews, essays and personal reminiscences on Occhialini's scientific life and work. Through these recollections, the reader will also gain a vivid impression of the pioneering days of elementary particle physics when new detections methods emerged, like the triggered cloud chamber and nuclear emulsions - two techniques which where perfected by Occhialini - which made progress on comic ray physics possible in the first place.
Contents Occhialini Scientific Life -- The Arcetri School of Physics -- Giuseppe Occhialini and the history of cosmic-ray physics in the 1930s: From Florence to Cambridge -- Occhialini's trajectory in Latin America -- Occhialini's scientific production between the two English periods -- Occhialini's contribution to the discovery of the pion. An interview by L. Gariboldi -- Occhialini and the Universita Libre de Bruxelles. An interview by L. Gariboldi -- Elementary-particle physics at the University of Milan 1951-1956 -- Giuseppe Occhialini in Milan in the sixties and beyond: His legacy for particle physics and his influence on young researchers and students -- Giuseppe Occhialini and CERN -- 1960-1970: Milano and Gruppo Spazio -- La Collaboration Milano-Saclay-Palermo -- Beppo Occhialini and the birth of Space Physics in Italy and in Europe: Personal memories -- An Italian school of high-energy astrophysics: A personal view from the sixties to Beppo-SAX -- Beppo and space research in Italy -- Brief summary of the LFCTR/IFCTR history -- Present Day Perspectives in Research Fields Pioneered by Occhialini -- Are diamonds for ever, or do protons decay? A tale of the unexpected -- Present appeal in pion decay studies and applications -- On the origin of cosmic-ray electrons -- Perspectives of high-energy astrophysics -- Personal Reminiscences -- Personal remembrances -- Working with Beppo: Personal recollections -- G.P.S. Occhialini: One of my masters -- G.P.S. Occhialini vu par un de ses amis -- Early cosmic-ray experiments on ESRO satellites -- Some memories of via Celoria -- Beppo Memoire. Space in late' 60s Milan -- Beppo and the road to INTEGRAL.
ISBN 9783540373544
3540373535 (Cloth)
9783540373537 (Cloth)
8874380321 (SIF ; hd. bd.)
9788874380329 (SIF ; hd. bd.)
OCLC # 209954070
Additional Format Print version: Scientific legacy of Beppo Occhialini. Bologna : Societa Italiana di Fisica ; Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006 9783540373537 3540373535 (DLC) 2006933051 (OCoLC)82148815.

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