It was a fitting setting for two married Italian scientists who wanted to become U.S. citizens. At Thursday’s opening of the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Albuquerque, Milena Veneziani and Gennaro D’Angelo took the oath and became naturalized citizens. They both work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. And Thursday’s ceremo...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

ENRICO FERMI lived and breathed physics. As a youngster in Italy, Ph.D. not yet in hand, he taught himself the novel theories of quantum physics and relativity. As he lay in a hospital bed nearing death from stomach cancer in 1954, at the too young age of 53, he kept a tally of the fluids his body was absorbing by counting off the drops of his intr...

The Enrico Fermi Educational Foundation of Yonkers held its 55th annual scholarship breakfast May 6 at Westchester Manor, where more than 250 people enjoyed a keynote speech by Dr. Joseph Scelsa, founder and president of the Italian American Museum in New York City. The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers is a non-profit organization that was...

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...