|born on||30 January 1905 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Tivoli, Italy, 41n58, 12e48|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||09°55' 10°49 Asc. 27°51'|
Italian born, American physicist. In 1937 he discovered technetium, the first man-made element. In 1938 Segrè was fired from his position as Administrator of the Physics Laboratory at the University of Palermo because Mussolini had deemed that Jewish scientists should not be allowed to hold such posts.
He then came to America, where he was a group leader in the Manhattan Project. In 1944 he made the crucial discovery that plutonium made in a nuclear reactor has higher levels of the isotope plutonium-240 than plutonium produced in a cyclotron.
He is best known for his 21 September 1955 discovery with Owen Chamberlain of the antiproton, the unstable negatively charged proton that exists as the antiparticle of a proton. This helped to support Paul Dirac's theory or antimatter, and earned the Chamberlain and Segrè the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959.
He died 22 April 1989, Lafayette, Ca, caused by heart attack.
- business associate/partner relationship with Chamberlain, Owen (born 10 July 1920). Notes: Worked as a group, shared Nobel Prize
- friend relationship with Majorana, Ettore (born 5 August 1906)
Grazia Bordoni quotes BR for 1 Feb 1905, noon.
In his autobiography "A Mind Always in Motion" page 1 Emilio wrote:"I, Pippi, was born in Tivoli, on January 30, 1905. My father reported my arrival to the civil authorities later than prescribed by law, and to aviod complications, I was registered as having been born on February 1, which became my official birthday".
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with Owen Chamberlain)
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession