Enrico FermiBorn: 1901
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Neutronic reactor—Fermi was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in the field of atomic fission. In 1942 he accomplished the controlled release of nuclear energy via the atomic pile. (1976)Died: 1954
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
More on Enrico Fermi from Infoplease: