Hans Bethe - Writing a paper with Enrico Fermi (25/158)
Hans Bethe - People in Rome and Enrico Fermi's problem solving methods (29/158)
Murray Gell-Mann - Discussions with Enrico Fermi; resonance and symmetry (40/200)
Hans Bethe - Visiting Rome and meeting Enrico Fermi (28/158)
Enrico Fermi was an Italian and naturalized-American physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age" and the "architect of the atomic bomb". He was one of very few physicists to excel both theoretically and experimentally. Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and for the discovery of transuranic elements. He made significant contributions to the development of statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and nuclear and particle physics.