On June 11, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope celebrates a decade of using gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light in the cosmos, to study black holes, neutron stars, and other extreme cosmic objects and events.  "Fermi's first 10 years have produced numerous scientific discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of the gamma-r...

L’eredità di Enrico Fermi, da La Sapienza di Roma alla Bay Area. A ricordare il grande fisico e premio Nobel sono stati i suoi “eredi” scientifici Angela Barbaro-Galtieri e Claudio Pellegrini, il 5 maggio all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco nell’incontro “Fermi’s Legacy: from La Sapienza to the Bay Area” organizzato dal Consolato Gene...

Titcomb’s Bookshop will welcome author David N. Schwartz to talk about his biography, “The Last Man Who Knew Everything; The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age,” on Saturday, February 10, from 2 to 3 PM. The book is a definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi. In 1...

The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. By David Schwartz. Basic Books; 451 pages; $35 and £27.99. JUST before daybreak on July 16th 1945 Enrico Fermi lay down in the open desert of New Mexico. At 05:30, the world’s first nuclear explosion took place ten miles (16km) away. He counted off the...

When:Wednesday, December 13, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW , Washington, DC 20008 The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to the closing Conference of the celebrations dedicated to Enrico Fermi and held in Washington DC. Dr. Enrico Flamini, Chief Scientist at t...

L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

When: MON, OCTOBER 2, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to a conference and exhibit opening with: Fernando Ferroni (INFN, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, President): Introductory Remarks.Nigel Lockye...

Most books that are good are also useful as a result, and vice versa. Sadly, The Pope of Physics – a biography of the Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi that is written in a style as flat and dry as the Mojave – is an exception. Its goodness is difficult to find but its usefulness is immediately apparent. No other biography of Fermi is as auth...

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"...

  WTI Magazine #36    2014 June, 25Author : Giuseppina Salzano e Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   Enrico Fermi is universally considered one of the greatest scientists of all time. His contributions in the field of nuclear physics mark a turning point in science and literally change the history, affecting...