Edoardo Amaldi

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The December issue of CERN Courier hosts an article on Eoardo Amaldi who, besides having been a collaborator of Enrico Fermi and the grand old man of Italian nuclear and subnuclear physics, started the search for gravitational waves after a visit by Joseph Weber in 1962.
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Edoardo Amaldi

Thanks for the link, a very impressive biography indeed.

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I've never met Amaldi, only

I've never met Amaldi, only spoke to him on the phone while working as physics and astronomy editor at Mondadori. But I met Giuseppe "Beppo" Occhialini and Emilio Segre' and enjoyed their friendly attitude to a lowly editor and envied them for their discoveries. Today, even if a Higgs boson were discovered at CERN, that would be the work of a thousand people. Who would talk to me?
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RE: I've never met Amaldi,

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I've never met Amaldi, only spoke to him on the phone while working as physics and astronomy editor at Mondadori. But I met Giuseppe "Beppo" Occhialini and Emilio Segre' and enjoyed their friendly attitude to a lowly editor and envied them for their discoveries. Today, even if a Higgs boson were discovered at CERN, that would be the work of a thousand people. Who would talk to me?
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That's an easy one to answer - anyone who wants good answers to difficult questions about the nature of Nature would be wise talking with you, Tullio, as well as anyone interested in the history of how that understanding came to be the way it is, and how it may change in the near future, and that's just for starters :)

If most people's 2¢ is worth about that, then a physicist's 2¢ is worth at least a nickel ...

Thanks for the link to the article, gotta admire Amaldi's policies on peace and recognition of the necessity of collaborative efforts.

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That's an easy one to answer - anyone who wants good answers to difficult questions about the nature of Nature would be wise talking with you, Tullio, as well as anyone interested in the history of how that understanding came to be the way it is, and how it may change in the near future, and that's just for starters :)

If most people's 2¢ is worth about that, then a physicist's 2¢ is worth at least a nickel ...

Thanks for the link to the article, gotta admire Amaldi's policies on peace and recognition of the necessity of collaborative efforts.


Thank you Chipper. Allow me to advice you to go to the SETI forums (or fora, as Oxford U. puts the plural) to learn about another Italian-born physicist, Giuseppe Cocconi, who died recently at the age of 94. He is one of the authors of the famous Cocconi-Morrison article in Nature magazine, which inspired SETI.

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That's an easy one to answer - anyone who wants good answers to difficult questions about the nature of Nature would be wise talking with you, Tullio, as well as anyone interested in the history of how that understanding came to be the way it is, and how it may change in the near future, and that's just for starters :)

If most people's 2¢ is worth about that, then a physicist's 2¢ is worth at least a nickel ...

Thanks for the link to the article, gotta admire Amaldi's policies on peace and recognition of the necessity of collaborative efforts.


Thank you Chipper. Allow me to advice you to go to the SETI forums (or fora, as Oxford U. puts the plural) to learn about another Italian-born physicist, Giuseppe Cocconi, who died recently at the age of 94. He is one of the authors of the famous Cocconi-Morrison article in Nature magazine, which inspired SETI.

Tullio, just wanted to add that while I am not a physicist myself, I follow all your posts (and also those of Chipper Q, Bikeman, and Mike Hewson) with huge interest. I am just an amateur who wants to gain some understanding about the world around. Recently, I have bought The Feynman lectures in physics because you and the other people in the forum amplified my interest so I wanted to read a more formal but accessible text. My background is in applied probability and statistics and I have a phd in mathematical finance.

While I cannot contribute to the discussions, I keep adding PCs to the Einstein project :), and devouring the posts you write.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." A. Einstein

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Tullio, just wanted to add that while I am not a physicist myself, I follow all your posts (and also those of Chipper Q, Bikeman, and Mike Hewson) with huge interest. I am just an amateur who wants to gain some understanding about the world around. Recently, I have bought The Feynman lectures in physics because you and the other people in the forum amplified my interest so I wanted to read a more formal but accessible text. My background is in applied probability and statistics and I have a phd in mathematical finance.

While I cannot contribute to the discussions, I keep adding PCs to the Einstein project :), and devouring the posts you write.


I am or better I was a physicist myself and sometimes I find some difficulties in following the arguments posted by Mike Hewson, Chipper Q and Bikeman, but I enjoy them all the same.This forum is much more interesting that all SETI forums and LHC fora (Latin) where arguments often become personal. Cheers.
Tullio

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