Enrico Fermi

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Enrico FermiName: Enrico Fermi

Born: September 29, 1901, in Rome, Italy

Death: November 28, 1954 (Age: 53)

Computer-related contributions

  • Italian-born, naturalized American physicist frequently referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb".
  • Known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1.
  • Contributed to the development of quantum theory of nuclear and particle physics and statistical mechanics.

Significant publications

  • Taylor instability of incompressible liquids (1951).
  • The Future of Atomic Energy (1946).


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