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Enrico Fermi
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As quoted in: Newsday, 7 January 1990; Also quoted in: Hyperspace (1995) by Michio Kaku
Enrico Fermi
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When asked what characteristics Nobel prize winning physicists had in common. As quoted in Physics Today (October 1994), p. 70.
Enrico Fermi
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Comment to Eugene Wigner, ten days before his death from cancer, as quoted in The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner (1992), p. 108
Enrico Fermi
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2 December 1942. As quoted in: Corbin Allardice and Edward R. Trapnell, The First Pile (1949)


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Born: September 29, 1901

Died: November 28, 1954 (aged 53)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Physicist

Bio: Enrico Fermi was an Italian-born, naturalized American 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. He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity.

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