Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F is for Fermi, Enrico #atozchallenge

Who was Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) ?
Enrico was an Italian physicist.who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1938. He is called the "father of the atomic bomb." He develop the first nuclear reactor.
When Fermi arrived in New York in 1939, he was immediately offered a post at Columbia University.Fermi was correct when he measured the energy of nuclear fission when uranium was bombared by neutrons.

Together with Einstein, Bohr, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Fermi worked on the Manhattan Project which became the atomic bomb.

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