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Author Gariboldi, Leonardo, author

Title The Milan Institute of Physics : a research institute from Fascism to the Reconstruction / Leonardo Gariboldi, Luisa Bonolis, Antonella Testa
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xv, 300 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series History of physics, 2730-7557
History of physics (Springer (Firm)), 2730-7557
Contents Physics in Milan before the foundation of the University of Milan -- The Institute of Complementary Physics: Aldo Pontremoli and the 1928 polar expedition -- The Institute of Physics in 1930-45: Giovanni Polvani, the impact of Fascism and the war on the physics community -- Giovanni Gentile jr and the intermediate statistics -- The post-war reconstruction of the Institute of Physics -- Cosmic-ray physics: from Giuseppe Cocconi's cloud chambers to Beppo Occhialini's nuclear emulsions -- Nuclear physics: the collaboration with the C.I.S.E. (Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze) and the I.N.F.N. (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) -- Theoretical physics: the contributions by Piero Caldirola and his school
Summary This book offers the first comprehensive and authoritative text on the history of physics in Italy's industrial and financial capital, from the foundation of the University of Milan's Institute of Physics in 1924 up to the early 1960s, when it moved to its current location. It includes biographies and a historical-scientific analysis of the main research topics investigated by world-renowned physicists such as Aldo Pontremoli, Giovanni Polvani, Giovanni Gentile Jr., Beppo Occhialini, and Piero Caldirola, highlighting their contributions to the development of Italian physics in a national and international context. Further, the book provides a historical perspective on the interplay of physics and politics in Italy during both the Fascist regime and the postwar reconstruction period, which led to the creation of the CISE (Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze, a research center for applied nuclear physics, funded by private industries) in 1946, and of the Milan division of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in 1951
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 15, 2022)
Subject Università di Milano. Institute of Physics -- History
Physics -- Italy -- Milan -- History
Physics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Italy -- Milan -- History
Physics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Italy -- Milan
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bonolis, Luisa, author.
Testa, Antonella, author.
ISBN 9783030995164