Opening of the Course

  • Alessandro Rindi
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 2)


When Ralph Thomas and I started this School with the first course in 1975, I was a little stirred and shy because it seemed to me a rather large responsibility to introduce Health Physics to the “E. Majorana” Centre. This authoritative and very influential centre welcomes eminent scientific authorities — several Nobel laureates just a few days ago sat in these very chairs — to discuss problems and theories at the frontier of scientific research. Health Physics has often been considered the Cinderella of science and there has been a tendency to see health physicists as mere “surveyors” who limit themselves to practical applications of knowledge and methods developed in other branches of science.


Electron Accelerator Radiation Dosimetry Discrete Ordinate Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Electromagnetic Shower 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Rindi
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  1. 1.the School INFN-LNFFrascatiItaly

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