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Enrico Fermi


Italian physicist who’s most widely known for his focus on Chicago Pile-1, the initial nuclear reactor. He also produced great contributions towards the field of quantum theory and his analysis of induced radioactivity earned him the Nobel Award in Physics in 1938. He researched science using a newfound interest following the untimely loss of life of his old brother. He found focus on the Manhattan Task after departing Italy because of the country’s brand-new racial laws and regulations that discriminated against Jews like himself. He got wedded to Laura Capon Fermi in 1928. He caused Albert Einstein for the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project.

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Full Name Enrico Fermi
Date Of Birth September 29, 1901
Place Of Birth Rome, Italy
Profession Scientist
Education Leiden University, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, University of Göttingen, University of Pisa
Nationality American, Italian
Spouse Laura Fermi
Children Nella Fermi, Giulio Fermi
Parents Ida de Gattis, Alberto Fermi
Siblings Maria Fermi, Giulio Fermi
Star Sign Libra

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1Nuclear physicist who won the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics.
2Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1976.
3Worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

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The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Physicist
Naked Science2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #74
Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan1995Himself (uncredited)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie1995Video documentaryHimself

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