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    Enrico Fermi

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    ENRICO FERMI As man seeks further understanding and knowledge of not only the world but also the universe, one cannot forget the scientific achievements of past intellectuals. Italians have played an important part in the scientific world by putting forth their discoveries for the good of all mankind. One such Italian was Enrico Fermi, who from a young age, showed an enriched intellect that would spawn discoveries impacting both positively and negatively on the world. The early years of Enrico's

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    Enrico Fermi and the Development of the Atomic Bomb The 20th century saw many important discoveries which impacted people worldwide. Great discoveries were made in the realm of science and technology which lead to the atomic age. One of the leading pioneers in the area of physics was Enrico Fermi. Without his contributions, the atomic bomb may not have been developed or would have possibly been postponed. Enrico Fermi was born into a family who had enough money to live comfortably. "Fermi

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    University in Washington, D.C. in 1935. In 1941 he became an American citizen. In the same year he joined the U.S. atomic bomb development project known as the Manhattan Project. For more than a decade he worked with the Italian-born physicist Enrico Fermi on this and succeeding projects at Columbia University, at the University of Chicago, and at Los Alamos, New Mexico. Edward Teller managed Los Alamos research on the "Super," as he called the hydrogen bomb. Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer In three years Oppenheimer graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor's degree in physics. This was in 1925, only 21 years after the great physicists birth in New York City. Less than one year later, he published his first paper with the title On the Quantum Theory of Vibration-Rotation Bands. This was a study of frequencies and intensities of molecular band spectra derived from the new mechanics, discovered by Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac, Erwin Schrodinger, and Werner Karl Heisenberg

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    The Manhattan Project

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    abilities against Hitler. Albert Einstein was a Jewish refugee in the United States. Another very important scientist, although not Jewish, was Enrico Fermi, who had escaped Italy’s fascism and moved to the United States. These two really smart men knew what Hitler was up to with the atomic bomb. Since they both knew about Hitler and his new developments, Fermi and Einstein made sure that Roosevelt knew that Hitler and the others forming the Axis powers, had many nuclear and atomic weapons in hand that

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    The Atomic Bomb

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    He decided to name this project the Manhatten Project. This project was headed by six of the worlds best scientists: Neils Bohr, Joseph Carter, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feyman, and Robert Oppenheimer, each with their own ideas of what it would take to construct such a weapon. From left to right: Neils Borh, Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feyman, Enrico Fermi The object of the project was to produce a practical military weapon in the form of a bomb in which the energy would be released by a fast neutron

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    nature and was like a normal town. The scientist’s families and children were allowed to visit. Life at Los Alamos was normal except for the fact that scientists were driven to work for hours on end on the project of the atomic bomb. Scientist Enrico Fermi was the scientists that helped pioneer the workaholic mood at Los Alamos. Robert Oppenheimer was very eager to listen to the needs of...

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    Nuclear Waste

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    his students John Cockcroft and Earnest Walton were successful in splitting an atom using complete artificial means. Subsequently, in 1934 Enrico Fermi and his colleges studied the process of uranium bombardment and for the first time were able to mention nuclear fission, which is a key component in nuclear power plants administration. Furthermore, after Fermi and Szilard immigrated to the United States they joined group of scientist in there work on what would eventually become part of the Manhattan

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    The Uranium Committee was focused on nuclear chain reaction experimentation by Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. In 1941, Japan bombed the U.S. naval base, Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into the Second World War. This resulted in Roosevelt’s ordering of a secret research project to develop atomic weapons. The Uranium Committee

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    Nuclear Power - A Short History

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    Leo Szilard, a Hungarian scientist who had recently escaped Berlin for London, first entertained the idea of a chain-reaction of radioactive isotopes in 1933 (Szilárd, 2006); he patented his idea in 1936 in the U.K., and shared a patent with Enrico Fermi in the United States. Later, Otto Hahn and Fritz Stressmann, along with Lise Mietner and her nephew Otto Frisch, discovered fission when Hahn and Stressmann bombarded uranium with neutrons, resulting in the emission of a few smaller atoms in addition

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