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.

Publications

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

Quotes

"Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level."

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."