"The book will be of interest to those who knew Fermi and to younger physicists who still live with his scientific legacy, as well as to historians interested in the life and work of one of the most famous members of the Los Alamos generation."
(David Kaiser American Scientist
"A lively collection of reminiscences about the greatest Italian scientist of the 20th century by students and collaborators such as Leo Szilard, T. D. Lee and Murray Gell-Mann. They knew him as 'the Pope', editor James Cronin informs us, because he was 'the supreme authority on all matters.'"
(Marcus Chown New Scientist
"This book will interest both specialists and general readers, as it provides valuable archive material and sketches of Fermi's life, as well as personal reminiscences from his former students and collaborators."
(Guilio Maltese Nature
"This book, which describes Fermi's contributions to physics and the US period of his life, originated from a symposium that was held in Chicago in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of his birth. But it is not merely a volume of reminiscences. It combines essays, specially commissioned articles, as well as private material from Fermi's research notebooks, correspondence and speeches. Together the material highlights the breadth of his impact on physics. . . . What emerges from this book is the gratitude of so many extraordinary physicists to their master, who instilled in them a passion that has lasted a lifetime: the passion for physics."
(Eugenio Cocci Physics World
"Fermi Remembered provides fascinating insights into Fermi's style and the beginning of the Manhattan Project."
(Chris Llewellyn Smith Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
James W. Cronin is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.