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Physics: Fallible pontiff of physics

Graham Farmelo assesses a biography of star theorist-experimentalist Enrico Fermi.
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Ep. 168: Enrico Fermi

Academics / Astronomy : Astronomy Cast

Today's episode of Astronomy Cast is about another famous physicist: Enrico Fermi. We've already taken a look at one of Fermi's most famous ideas, the Fermi Paradox - or, where are all the aliens? But let's meet the man behind the i...

There is a major error in this famous photo of physicist Enrico Fermi

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Enrico Fermi was one of the greatest physicists of all time. Take a look at the history of any branch of physics, and he was there, helping things along. Take a look at his most famous portrait and he made a boneheaded mistake. Mayb...

Ep. 169: Fermi Mission

Academics / Astronomy : Astronomy Cast

Last week we talked about Fermi the man, now we're going to talk about Fermi the space telescope. That's right, Enrico Fermi made such an impact in the astronomy and physics community that he got a space telescope named after him. L...

"Where Are They?" --Will Enrico Fermi's Question Be Answered Soon? (Weekend Feature)

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

During a lunch at Los Alamos in 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi asked his colleagues working on the Manhattan Project, "Don't you ever wonder where everybody is?" Fermi argued that given the large number of stars and planetary systems ...

Enrico Fermi’s birthday

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Today is Enrico Fermi‘s birthday. Fermi has been a real Prometheus moving mankind to the age of nuclear energy for civil aims. His contributions to our current understanding of physics are enormous and we know as one of the greatest...


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