Enrico Fermi

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Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)


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Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was born in Rome and was awarded a doctorate at the University of Pisa.
In a 1951 letter, Feynman warned Enrico Fermi, "Don't believe any calculation in meson theory which uses a Feynman diagram
Moreover, the two men most qualified to lead a continuation of the hydrogen bomb project, Enrico Fermi and Hans Bethe, refused to accept the responsibility.
In addition to its historic interest, the 1935 paper presents its subject in a remarkably clear way, no doubt reflecting the influence of Enrico Fermi, who was Ugo Fano's supervisor at the time.
com) is best known for its electronics--the company is both a supplier to and sponsor of Ferrari's F1 team--and the fact that Enrico Fermi was its first director of Science and Research in 1919.
Set in the halls of Enrico Fermi High School during the atomic 1950s, this off-Broadway musical comedy tells the story of orphaned rebel Jonny Warner, who dies at a nuclear power plant after his girlfriend, Toffee, breaks up with him.
Imagine where we would be if Albert Einstein, Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller had trouble getting a visa to work in the U.
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Back in 1934 Enrico Fermi predicted that if another atom were to find that lone, wandering electron, it might interact with it.
It's named after Enrico Fermi, an Italian-American physicist who helped design the first atomic bomb and also studied gamma-ray bursts.
Despite significant opposition from both students and parents, the graduation ceremonies for both Enfield High School and Enrico Fermi High School have been held for several years at The First Cathedral in Bloom-field, Conn.
They include Albert Einstein, Archimedes, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Gregor Mendel, Carl Sagan, Enrico Fermi, John Polkinghorne, and Michael Polanyi.
Angela Olinto, University of Chicago - Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Professor, the Enrico Fermi Institute
Kleppner formally described the results early this month at the Summer Course of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics in Varenna, Italy.
The Motorola Foundation also has funded special science lessons honoring Chicago scientists -- paleontologist Paul Sereno, chemist Percy Julian and physicist Enrico Fermi -- to be taught at Chicago Public Schools.