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Enrico Fermi: Atomic Energy, 9147

Introduction: Enrico Fermi

Born in 1901, Enrico Fermi was truly a twentieth century scientist. The story of his childhood, education, and career seem familiar and "modern." Like many brilliant scientists of his time, Fermi found events in Europe an added incentive to work in America. Europe's loss was America's gain. Fermi found, in New York and Chicago, the environment and technology that he needed to advance and prove his theories. By 1947, Fermi was a celebrated scientist, known worldwide for his advances in theoretical and experimental physics.

Who was Enrico Fermi? What were his contributions to theoretical and experimental physics?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of this man's work.