Ettore Majorana is considered as a genius who made contributions to neutrino physics. He was born on 5th August, 1906 in Catania, Sicily with a rich scientific and technical background. He, along with Enrico Fermi developed statistical model of atoms that came to be known as Thomas-Fermi model, which describes the energy of an atom in terms of the density of its surrounding electrons by way of a complicated nonlinear differential equation. He made substantial theoretical contributions to researches and published his first paper, in which he calculated the splitting of certain spectroscopic properties of gadolinium, uranium, and cesium due to the spin of electrons. He also published an article entitled Relativistic theory of particles with arbitrary intrinsic momentum, which became a major contribution to group theory. His research activity focused on field theory and quantum electrodynamics.

Fleeting genius

Esposito S.
2006

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Ettore Majorana is considered as a genius who made contributions to neutrino physics. He was born on 5th August, 1906 in Catania, Sicily with a rich scientific and technical background. He, along with Enrico Fermi developed statistical model of atoms that came to be known as Thomas-Fermi model, which describes the energy of an atom in terms of the density of its surrounding electrons by way of a complicated nonlinear differential equation. He made substantial theoretical contributions to researches and published his first paper, in which he calculated the splitting of certain spectroscopic properties of gadolinium, uranium, and cesium due to the spin of electrons. He also published an article entitled Relativistic theory of particles with arbitrary intrinsic momentum, which became a major contribution to group theory. His research activity focused on field theory and quantum electrodynamics.
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