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Title A brilliant darkness : the extraordinary life and disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the troubled genius of the nuclear age / João Magueijo.
Author Magueijo, João.
Publication New York : Basic Books, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Description xxi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 539.7092 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270) and index.
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.
Subject Majorana, Ettore.
Majorana, Ettore -- Legends.
Nuclear physicists -- Italy -- Biography.
Physics -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Neutrinos.
ISBN 0465009034 (alk. paper) :
9780465009039 (alk. paper)

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