Very rare first issue envelope Poste Italiane Little Horse 1967 (UNC uncirculated) of the 25th anniversary of the first nuclear chain reaction with authentic signatures in pen of Edoardo Amaldi, Franco Rasetti and Oscar D'Agostino, i.e. ‘I Ragazzi Di Via Panisperna’.
‘I Ragazzi Di Via Panisperna’ is the name by which the group of Italian physicists became known, almost all very young. At the Regio Istituto Di Fisica in the University of Rome, then located in Via Panisperna in the Monti district, they collaborated with Enrico Fermi for the discovery of the slow neutrons properties, in 1934. This discovery started the creation of the first experimental nuclear reactor and the subsequent atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project in the National Labs of Los Alamos (USA).
The signatures were written on 2nd December 1967 at the Palazzo del Quirinale for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the first nuclear chain reaction in the presence of the President of the Republic Giuseppe Saragat and in videoconference with the President of the United States Of America Lyndon B. Johnson.
From the Historical online archive of Quirinale (from which the other photos are taken) and in particular from the Diaro Del Giorno, the presence of the ‘Italian scientists’ of the Fermi group (Franco Rasetti and Oscar D'Agostino) can be deduced, presented by the General Secretary of the National Committee for Nuclear Energy (18:30) and preceded by the commemorative speech by Edoardo Amaldi (17:55).
Size of the autographed envelope: 16.5 x 10 cm.
- Nombre de livres
- Histoire, Mathématiques, Physique, Science (général)
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Edoardo Amaldi, Franco Rasetti, Oscar D'Agostino
- Titre du livre
- Autograph; Enrico Fermi physics group Signed postcard 'I ragazzi di Via Panisperna'
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Page simple
- Nombre de pages
- 10×16.5 cm