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L'Università degli Studi di Firenze nel centenario della nascita di Giuseppe Occhialini (1907-1993)

  • Edited by:
  • Alberto Bonetti,
  • Massimo Mazzoni,

Giuseppe Occhialini (1907-1993) is an outstanding figure among the Italian physicists that characterised the scientific development of the last century. A great experimenter, tirelessly proposing and implementing new projects, his name is linked to the history of research into cosmic rays, which were, however, far from being his only sphere of interest. In 1987, the physics community in general, and in particular the circle of his colleagues and friends, decided to offer Occhialini a sign of their esteem and affection by organising a commemorative encounter for his 80th birthday. In view of the retiring and crusty character of the scientist it was decided to hold a Conference on other themes: a Seminar on the history of the European Space Agency, followed by a Round Table on the beginnings of the research into cosmic rays. Seen through today's eyes, beyond its delightful fascination, this also appears like an almost magical moment that brought together some of the greatest physicists, of international standing, in one of the most fertile periods of Italian physics.

  • Keywords:
  • Fisica,
  • Storia,
  • Atti di convegno,
  • Giuseppe Occhialini,
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Alberto Bonetti

University of Florence, Italy

Massimo Mazzoni

INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy

Alberto Bonetti (1920) graduated under Augusto Occhialini and from 1945 on was his assistant at the Physics Institute of the University of Genoa, after which in 1952 he joined him in Milan. After a year with Bruno Rossi at the MIT, he was professor of General Physics in Bari (from 1962) and Spatial Physics in Florence (from 1967). He has dealt with elementary particles, solar wind, and stratospheric chemistry. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Florence.

Massimo Mazzoni (1949) is a physicist in the Department of Astronomy and Space Science of the University of Florence. He teaches Physics in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Optics within the ambit of the Cultural Heritage. He has worked at length in the sphere of atomic spectroscopy. At present he is collaborating on the Virgo project for gravitational wave detection using interferometry. For some years he has also been engaged in studying the history of physics in the twentieth century.
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Book Title

L'Università degli Studi di Firenze nel centenario della nascita di Giuseppe Occhialini (1907-1993)

Editors

Alberto Bonetti, Massimo Mazzoni

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Number of Pages

128

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2007

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© 2007 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-155-7

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978-88-8453-671-6

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978-88-6453-155-7

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978-88-9273-854-6

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TITOLO FUORI COLLANA

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