Enrico Fermi

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Noun1.Enrico Fermi - 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's selection is part of the Illinois Top 200 project overseen by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield's State Journal-Register and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
The sixth Enrico Fermi Summer School to address metrology met in Varenna in June and July 2016, and marked two major developments in the field.
This led early 20th century physicist Enrico Fermi to ask: "Given the scope of our universe, why haven't we found intelligent extraterrestrial life yet, or why haven't they found us?" There are two theories: | Civilisations destroy themselves before developing the technology needed for deep space travel.
The first Atomic Pile, the original term for a nuclear reactor, was built by Enrico Fermi and his team in the tunnels under the football stadium at the University of Chicago in 1942.
DECEMBER 2, 1942--Physicist Enrico Fermi creates the first nuclear chain reaction, in his laboratory at the University of Chicago.
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Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located on the shore of Lake Erie, Michigan.
On December 2, 1942, the first self-sustained nuclear reaction was initiated at the University of Chicago by a group of physicists led by Enrico Fermi. The experiment took place in an old squash court and became one of the landmarks of the nuclear era.
He had only recently been awarded the prestigious Enrico Fermi Award by the U.S.
International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"; Course 185 (2012: Varenna, Italy) Edited by E.