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a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter

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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Kurz danach zeigen bereits die franzosische Gruppe um Joliot und die amerikanische um Fermi, dass genugend Neutronen bei der Uranspaltung frei werden, um eine Kettenreaktion zu ermoglichen.
Szilards sagte zum Projektleiter Enrico Fermi am Abend dieses Tages, dass dies als "black day" in die Geschichte der Menschheit eingehen werde (Lanouette 1992, S.
Enrico Fermi ranks among the twentieth century's most famous physicists.
Colleagues revered Fermi for the methodical way he first conceived, and then tested, his many scientific insights.
Over the years,(https://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherhudspeth/11-fermis-paradox-solutions-that-will-make-you-have-an-exist?utm_term=.bv9P6NEmZ#.icaWYyaLk) several solutions to the "(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhhvQGsMEc) Fermi's paradox " have been put forward, including one that points out that the universe is staggeringly huge and that Earth and its denizens are mere specks of dust floating in one of its billions of galaxies.
We may begin to wonder if arguments along the lines of the so-called Fermi paradox have some merit."