Enrico Fermi, (born Sept. 29, 1901, Rome, Italy—died Nov. 28, 1954, U.S.), Italian-born American scientist who was one of the chief architects of the nuclear age. He developed the mathematical statistics required to clarify a large class of subatomic phenomena , explored nuclear transformations caused by neutrons, and directed the first controlled chain reaction involving nuclear fission . He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize for Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Award of the U.S. Department of Energy is given in his honour. Femilab the National Accelerator Laboratory, in Illinois, is named for him, as is Fermium , element number 100.
Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement. An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery. Enrico Fermi
When asked what he meant by a miracle: Oh, anything with a probability of less than 20%. Enrico Fermi
It is not good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never…
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