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Title: Remembering Fermi

A combination of the discovery of nuclear fission and the circumstances of the 2nd World War brought Enrico Fermi to Chicago, where he led the team that produced the first controlled, self-sustained nmore »uclear chain reaction. Following the war in 1945 Chancellor Hutchins, William Zachariasen, and Walter Bartky convinced Fermi to accept a professorship at the University of Chicago, where the Institute for Nuclear Studies was established. Fermi served as the leading figure in surely the greatest collection of scientists the world has ever seen. Fermi's tenure at Chicago was cut short by his death in 1954. My talk will concentrate on the years 1945-54. Examples of his research notebooks, his speeches, his teaching, and his correspondence will be discussed.« less
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Title: Remembering Fermi
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Publication Date: 2005-03-30
OSTI Identifier: 1016851
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201207%%252
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on March 30, 2005
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ; CHAIN REACTIONS ; CHICAGO ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES ; FISSION ; HISTORICAL ASPECTS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:57:37
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28