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29/09/1901 Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi is born

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The World Of Enrico Fermi (1970)

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HIstory Day: Chicago-Pile 1

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Enrico Fermi - A Short Biography

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The Fermi Paradox - Are We Really Alone?

Fermi is famous as the builder of the first nuclear reactor. He also developed the theory of the of beta decay. According to it, the neutron can change into a proton, electron and unknown very light neutral particle, first postulated by Wolfgang Pauli. Fermi suggested calling this light particle neutrino. One type of elementary particles is called the fermions in his honor.