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Emilio Segrè letters : Berkeley, Calif., to Kenkichiro Koizumi, 1976.
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Emilio Segrè letters: Berkeley, Calif., to Kenkichiro Koizumi, 1976


Segrè, Emilio, creator, correspondent.


Koizumi, Kenkichiro, 1942-, correspondent.


Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


University of California (1868-1952), Department.


Contains three typewritten letters from an eminent Italian physicist, Emilio Segrè, to a Japanese professor of the history of science, Kenkichiro Koizumi. Segrè writes of his interest in the history of physics in Japan and comments on the reputation of Japanese physics among Italian physicists. Other comments include Segrè's recollections of Enrico Fermi, questions about some Japanese physicists, topic suggestions for other articles to be written by Koizumi, and a request for publication information for Koizumi's thesis [The development of physics in Meiji Japan: 1868-1912]. Also includes the original mailing envelopes. Two are letterhead envelopes of the Department of Physics of the University of California at Berkeley (also stamped Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory) and one is on Segrè's personal stationery.


1976 (issued)


n-us-ca -- e-it--- -- a-ja---
Physicists -- Japan
Physicists -- Italy
Physicists -- United States
Physics -- History -- Study and teaching
Physics -- Japan -- History
Physiciens -- Japon
Physiciens -- Italie
Physiciens -- États-Unis
Physique -- Histoire -- Étude et enseignement
Physique -- Japon -- Histoire
Physics -- Study and teaching
Universities and colleges -- Faculty
United States
University of California (1868-1952) -- Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Physics -- Faculty
University of California (1868-1952)
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Physics
Segrè, Emilio -- Correspondence
Koizumi, Kenkichiro -- 1942- -- Correspondence
Fermi, Enrico -- 1901-1954
Fermi, Enrico -- 1901-1954
Segrè, Emilio


Gift; Of Kenkichiro Koizumi; 20130516.
Related collection: Emilio Segré papers (BANC MSS 78/72 cp).
Emilio Gino Segré (January 30, 1905-April 22, 1989) was an Italian physicist who discovered the elements technetium and astatine, and the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle, for which he was awarded the in Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959. In 1944, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States, and in 1946, became a professor of physics and the history of science at the University of California, Berkeley, serving until 1972.
Dr. Kenkichiro Koizumi was professor of science, technology and society and chair of the Department of International Communications in the Faculty of International Studies at Bunkyo University, Chigasaki, Japan. He trained in physics in Japan and then studied under Russell McCormmach at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Ph. D. in the history and sociology of science.
Preferred citation: Emilio Segrè letters : Berkeley, Calif., to Kenkichiro Koizumi, 1976, BANC MSS 2013/55, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


faculty papers.
Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

1 folder.




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