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Enrico, Italian-born U.S. physicist and Nobel laureate, 1901-1954. See: fermium.
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Der Italiener Enrico Fermi nutzte seit Ende 1933 insbesondere Neutronen, die in einer Radon-Beryllium-Quelle entstehen, zum Beschuss von Atomkernen.
The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age
Together they explored myriad questions, ranging from "Will we find intelligent life on other planets?" to "What will we learn about the infinitesimal when we have the capacity to see past 0.1 fermis [10-16 m, or one ten trillionth of a millimeter]?" Morrison is quick to admit that he does not know but is curious to find out.
One one hand, the eager young Star Warriors pursuing their high-frontier experiments at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and elsewhere will be the Oppenheimers, Comptons and Fermis of our age.
Although somehow related to the existence of ultraheavy nucleus, whatever it is could be happening as far as 100 fermis away, a very long distance from the atom's point of view.
" the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once asked, when faced with the apparent contradiction between the high probability for the existence of alien life and the lack of any conclusive evidence for the existence of extraterrestrials.