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By Joao Magueijo

ISBN-10: 0465009034

ISBN-13: 9780465009039

At the evening of March 26, 1938, nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a boat, funds and passport in hand. He used to be by no means obvious back. In A impressive Darkness, theoretical physicist João Magueijo tells the tale of Majorana and his examine crew, “the through Panisperna Boys,” who chanced on atomic fission in 1934. As Majorana, the main great of the crowd, started to discover the results of what that they had came across, he turned more and more volatile. Did he dedicate suicide that evening in Palermo? was once he abducted? Did he level his personal death?
A great Darkness chronicles Majorana’s important contributions to science—including his significant discovery, the Majorana neutrino—while revealing the reality at the back of his attention-grabbing and tragic lifestyles.

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