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The doubly dextrous physics of Enrico Fermi

Catherine Westfall lauds a candid life of a Manhattan Project scientist at home in theory and experimentation.
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Happy birthday, GLAST/Fermi!

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On June 11, 2008 — three years ago today — NASA launched the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope into orbit: Fermi — as it was renamed once it reached orbit, after the great Italian scientist Enrico Fermi — is designed to observe g...

Ep. 169: Fermi Mission

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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...

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...

Theoretical physics: Fermi's predictions live on

Academics : Nature

Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin's biography of Enrico Fermi — The Pope of Physics (Henry Holt, 2016) — is a delightful sequel to the inspiring Atoms in the Family, written by Fermi's wife Laura in 1954 (Univ. of Chicago Press). I fin...

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

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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 ...


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