Enrico Fermi

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Birthday
29, 1901
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Nov 28, 1954 (53)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
29, 1901
Birthplace
Rome, Italy
Death Date
Nov 28, 1954 (53)

About

Italian physicist who is best known for his work on Chicago Pile-1, the first nuclear reactor. He also made great contributions to the field of quantum theory and his research of induced radioactivity won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938.

Before Fame

He studied science with a newfound passion after the untimely death of his older brother.

Trivia

He came to work on the Manhattan Project after leaving Italy due to the country's new racial laws that discriminated against Jews like himself.

Family Life

He got married to Laura Capon Fermi in 1928.

Associated With

He worked with Albert Einstein on the atomic bomb as a part of the Manhattan Project.