Enrico Fermi, the Pope of Physics

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When: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 From 6:45 pm To 8:45 pm Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

An exceptional Lecture, open to a general audience, by the Keynote Speakers: Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, Authors of the recent and acclaimed book "The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age"

Enrico Fermi, Italy’s greatest physicist since Galileo, was unique in a number of ways, including the staggering breadth of his research. Born in 1901, he was the only 20th century physicist to have attained the very heights of the profession as a theorist and experimentalist as well as the only one to be essentially self-taught. During the early part of his career he and his school established modern physics in Italy, but in 1938 Fermi and his Jewish wife and children fled Fascist Italy for the United States, traveling via Stockholm where he received the Nobel Prize.

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