Gino Segrè is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. An internationally renowned expert in high-energy elementary-particle theoretical physics and in astrophysics, Segrè has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John S. Guggenhein Foundation, the John D. Rockefeller Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the author of over 100 papers in his field as well as a popular book published in 2003, Einstein's Refrigerator - Tales of the Hot and Cold. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Bettina Hoerlin and their dog Kaya.
Wonderfully vivid and accessible, this is an account of that moment when the world's greatest physicists came out of the laboratory and onto the international stage - the birth of 'big science' and the nuclear age.