Ettore Majorana, scientific papers: on occasion of the by Giuseppe-Franco Bassani, Società Italiana di Fisica

By Giuseppe-Franco Bassani, Società Italiana di Fisica

With this quantity the Italian actual Society offers a suite of Ettore Majorana's clinical papers (note scientifiche) within the unique language and, for the 1st time - with 3 exceptions - translated into English. each one paper is then by means of a remark (in English) of a professional within the clinical box. individuals to the reviews are Ennio Arimondo, Nicola Cabibbo, Massimo Inguscio, Luciano Maiani, Rosario Nunzio Mantegna, Francesco Minardi, Luigi Radicati di Brozolo and Antonio Sasso. A century after his delivery Ettore Majorana is rightfully one in all the best physicists of the 1st 1/2 the final century. This quantity may be of curiosity to the experts of the heritage of technological know-how and to the physicists interested by difficulties regarding Majorana's contributions.

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Polvani, Giovanni Gentile junior, “Reale Istituto Lombardo di scienze e lettere”, 75, fasc. 11 (1941-42); C. Salvetti, Giovanni Gentile junior, “Rendiconti del Seminario Matematico e Fisico di Milano, 16 (1942). (∗ ) He thus became “libero docente”, equivalent to the English “university teaching qualification”. (9 ) The report of the Board of Examiners for the university teaching diploma in theoretical XXXVI Brief Biography From the point of view of scientific production these years represent the first of the two phases of Ettore Majorana’s regrettably short life as a researcher.

4 ) Further details are given in the biographical note on Enrico Fermi by Emilio Segr´e appearing in Vol. 1 of Enrico Fermi, Note e Memorie (Collected papers) Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the University of Chicago Press, Rome (1962). Brief Biography XXXIII The creation of this new chair was due to the efforts of O. M. Corbino, Professor of Experimental Physics and Director of the Physics Institute of the University of Rome, who, realizing Enrico Fermi’s exceptional qualities, had taken a series of steps to set up a modern school of physics in Rome.

N´e deve sorprendere che per lo sdoppiamento si manifesti uno scarto tanto pi` u forte che per l’energia. Per comprenderne intuitivamente la ragione basta riferirsi al modello classico di Bohr-Sommerfeld; si vede allora facilmente che tutte le orbite molto allungate e di uguale quanto azimutale hanno approssimativamente la stessa distanza perielica e in vicinanza del nucleo si confondono in una unica curva percorsa con la stessa legge oraria. Ora `e essenzialmente in questa zona che ha origine lo sdoppiamento; segue che (∗ ) Nota del Curatore in E.

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