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1901 – Fermi – bio

Enrico Fermi was born in Rome, Italy in 1901 and was known as a physicist who helped to create the first nuclear reactor. He worked on the project known as “Chicago Pile-1” which created the first controlled nuclear fission reaction. Subatomic particles that follow Fermi-Dirac statistics are called “fermions” in his honor. At Los Alamos, […]

1898 – Leo Szilard – bio

Leo Szilard was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1898, and was a physicist. He is mostly known for creating the idea of a chain reaction and held a patent with Enrico Fermi for the nuclear reactor. He also invented the linear particle accelerator, and created ideas for the cyclotron and electron microscope. PRECURSOR: 1831 – […]