By Edoardo Amaldi, Saverio Braccini, Antonio Ereditato, Paola Scampoli
The physicist Friedrich Houtermans (1903-1966) was once a vital promoter and proponent of the advance of physics in Berne. He brought a few actions within the box of undemanding debris, with a distinct specialise in the physics of cosmic rays, and critical contributions in utilized physics. This biography of Houtermans was once written by way of Edoardo Amaldi and used to be virtually entire previous to his unforeseen dying in 1989. The editors have purely corrected typographical error and feature brought in basic terms minimum textual content alterations for you to defend the unique content material. they also have amassed and integrated unpublished photographs and thoughts from Houtermans’ scholars and collaborators. The textual content is the results of a radical and in depth research on Houtermans’ existence and personality conducted by means of Edoardo Amaldi. it's greater than a biography, because the determine of Houtermans is decided in a old point of view of Europe among the 2 global wars. This booklet may be of significant curiosity to historians and historians of technological know-how.