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Enrico Fermi

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Birthplace: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alberto Fermi and Ida De Fermi
Husband of Laura Capon Fermi
Father of Nella Fermi and Giulio Fermi
Brother of Maria Fermi and Giulio Fermi

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Fermi an Italian physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity.

Fermi is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Along with J. Robert Oppenheimer, he is frequently referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb". He also held several patents related to the use of nuclear power.

Several awards, concepts, and institutions are named after Fermi, such as the Enrico Fermi Award,[6] the Enrico Fermi Institute, the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, a class of particles called fermions, the synthetic element fermium, and many more.

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Enrico Fermi's Timeline

1901
September 29, 1901
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy
1931
January 31, 1931
Age 29
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy
1936
February 16, 1936
Age 34
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy
1954
November 28, 1954
Age 53
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
November 29, 1954
Age 53
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States