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Author Magueijo, João.

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

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MARJORANA,E MAG    Staff Reported Missing
Description xxi, 280 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
ISBN 9780465009039 (alk. paper)
0465009034 (alk. paper)

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