Enrico Fermi, born in September 1901, was an Italian and naturalized-American physicist. He was a husband, father,and one of the world’s most brilliant and productive scientists. In 1938 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. In January, 1939, after receiving the Nobel Prize he moved to Columbia University and eventually the University of Chicago where he led the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. Ed Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of this world changing physicist.
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