Talk:Emilio G. Segrè/GA1

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Corvus coronoides (talk · contribs) 13:18, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Review in progress. Cheers, Corvus coronoides talk 13:18, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Article on hold[edit]

Things are looking good. I'm going to place this article on hold for 1 week (until August 9, 2013), pending resolution of the following points:

  • in the early life section, "With the help of the director of the Institute of physics..." - could you please clarify whether this is an Institute of Physics or an institute of physics?
    • YesY "Institute of Physics" Fixed capitalisaton. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:24, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  • in the Radiation Laboratory section, "...as he now feared that was in Europe was inevitable" - I think "war in Europe" is meant, but am not certain. Please check and fix.
    • YesY Yes. Corrected. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:24, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  • in the Radiation Laboratory section, "Segrè went looking for element 93 but did not find it, as he was looking for an element chemically akin to rhenium rather than a rare earth element, which is what he discovered" - what did he discover? Rhenium? a rare earth element?
    • YesY Re-worded to "but did not find it, as he was looking for an element chemically akin to rhenium instead of a rare earth element, which is what element 93 turned out to be." It is probably hard for the reader to imagine this, as the gazing at a modern periodic table in chemistry class in high school would have made it seem obvious that Neptunium is a rare earth, but Segrè did not have a late 20th century chart. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:24, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Later Life section, "...and told Segrè to let him know when Pontecorvo wrote from Russia..." - I think what is implied here is that Alvarez's comment led Segre to move to UIUC, but it should be rephrased to be more encyclopedic.
    • YesY I have expanded on this. I think Segrè was afraid of being blackballed as a communist sympathiser. But he does explicit say this,

Let me know if there are any questions/comments/concerns. Best, Corvus coronoides talk 14:11, 2 August 2013 (UTC) -- All points addressed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:24, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

GA Pass[edit]

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)

Excellent work; informative article.

  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose, no copyvios, spelling and grammar): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    Very readable prose.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    Cites more than adequate.
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    Good, general coverage.
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
    No issues here.
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
    Images in public domain for one reason or another.
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

Best, Corvus coronoides talk 21:59, 2 August 2013 (UTC)