Enrico Fermi Subject Of New Biography
"I am not a physicist and this is not a physics book."
That's the statement from David Schwartz, the son of a physicist and the author of a new biography of Enrico Fermi, The Last Man Who Knew Everything.
Schwartz figured it was time for a new biography, because Fermi's work (he died in 1954) continues to influence physics and its practitioners today. We visit with the author about this groundbreaking scientist.