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The Resource A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age, João Magueijo

A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age, João Magueijo

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A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age
Title
A brilliant darkness
Title remainder
the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age
Statement of responsibility
João Magueijo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A theoretical physicist reveals one of the greatest untold stories of 20th-century science: the tormented genius Ettore Majorana, who discovered a key element of atomic fission, then disappeared and was never seen again
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 539.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC774.M34
LC item number
M35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age, João Magueijo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : a moment of fatigue or moral discomfort -- Life : the grand inquisitor. The attic of 251 Via Etnea -- Nuclear crisis -- Frankenstein's youth -- Poltergeist exposed -- Bread and sperm -- Strong interactions -- Meet Ettore Majorana -- Boys will be boys -- Neutrinos from Transylvania -- Ode to the vanquished -- Creation and annihilation -- The serpent's egg -- His unfinished symphony -- The hand that rocks the cradle -- Stellar collapse -- Artichokes -- Meanwhile, at Via Panisperna -- The crepuscule of Via Panisperna -- Ettore's neutrino -- The quiet before the storm -- The search party -- Afterlife : the dark matter. Pagliacci -- A pirandellian intermezzo -- Don't cry for him, Argentina -- They thought the sun was sick -- The sign of the beast -- Ettore Majorana -- A vote of silence -- Epilogue : Mediterranean whales
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 280 p.
Isbn
9780465009039
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874979
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn666931940
Label
A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age, João Magueijo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : a moment of fatigue or moral discomfort -- Life : the grand inquisitor. The attic of 251 Via Etnea -- Nuclear crisis -- Frankenstein's youth -- Poltergeist exposed -- Bread and sperm -- Strong interactions -- Meet Ettore Majorana -- Boys will be boys -- Neutrinos from Transylvania -- Ode to the vanquished -- Creation and annihilation -- The serpent's egg -- His unfinished symphony -- The hand that rocks the cradle -- Stellar collapse -- Artichokes -- Meanwhile, at Via Panisperna -- The crepuscule of Via Panisperna -- Ettore's neutrino -- The quiet before the storm -- The search party -- Afterlife : the dark matter. Pagliacci -- A pirandellian intermezzo -- Don't cry for him, Argentina -- They thought the sun was sick -- The sign of the beast -- Ettore Majorana -- A vote of silence -- Epilogue : Mediterranean whales
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 280 p.
Isbn
9780465009039
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009037678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874979
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn666931940

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