Riccardo Levi-Setti, physicist and paleontologist
Riccardo Levi-Setti, emeritus professor, died earlier this month. He began his career as a physicist but also went on to research and publish in paleontology. Born into a Jewish family in Italy, he survived the Holocaust in hiding. He earned a PhD in physics in 1947 and started his career at the University of Chicago in 1956 as a researcher in particle physics. He later developed an interest in the extinct sea creatures trilobites and published multiple books on the subject.
His books in physics include:
Some of his books in paleontology:
More of his books in the Library: https://catalog.lib.uchicago.edu/vufind/Search/Results?type=AuthorBrowse&lookfor=%22Levi-Setti,%20Riccardo%22
His papers are also held in the Library’s Archival Collections: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8448151