Books by Gino Segrè

Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A vivid retelling of events that still shape our lives today."
The first English-language biography of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), a highly respected figure in both of the author's families. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"An exuberant dual biography that integrates developments in quantum physics, cosmology and genetics since the 1920s with the lives of these two scientists."
Segrè (Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics, 2007, etc.) explores the extraordinary lives and scientific accomplishments of two far-from-ordinary men, Max Delbrück and George Gamow. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2007

"Segrè effectively combines science history with the personal lives of the conference participants, offering an enlightening look at a key event in modern science and those who took part in it."
The story of a 1932 meeting at the Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Institute that brought together some 40 physicists, among them the founders of quantum mechanics. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2002

"Fine work on the ultimate hot topic."
The National Science Foundation's former director of theoretical physics aims to do for the subject of temperature what Elvis did for rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >