Carried by History: Cesar Lattes, Nuclear Emulsions, and the Discovery of the Pi-meson

@article{Vieira2014CarriedBH,
  title={Carried by History: Cesar Lattes, Nuclear Emulsions, and the Discovery of the Pi-meson},
  author={C{\'a}ssio Leite Vieira and A.A.P Videira},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={3-36}
}
We analyze the role played by the Brazilian physicist Cesar Lattes (1924–2005) in the historical development of the nuclear emulsion technique and in the co-discovery of the pion. His works influenced and gave impetus to the development of experimental physics in Brazil, the foundation of a national center dedicated to physics research, the beginnings of Brazilian “Big Science,” and the inauguration of a long-lasting collaboration between Brazil and Japan in the field of comic ray physics. 
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