Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi, (born Sept. 29, 1901, Rome, Italy—died Nov. 28, 1954,  U.S.), Italian-born American scientist who was one of the chief architects of the nuclear age. He developed the mathematical statistics required to clarify a large class of subatomic phenomena , explored nuclear transformations caused by neutrons, and directed the first controlled chain reaction involving nuclear fission . He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize for Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Award of the U.S. Department of Energy  is given in his honour. Femilab the National Accelerator Laboratory, in Illinois, is named for him, as is Fermium , element number 100.

Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement. An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery. Enrico Fermi 

When asked what he meant by a miracle: Oh, anything with a probability of less than 20%. Enrico Fermi 

It is not good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi 

The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon [the ‘Super’, i.e. the hydrogen bomb] makes its very existence and the knowledge of its construction a danger to humanity as a whole. It is necessarily an evil thing considered in any light. For these reasons, we believe it important for the President of the United States to tell the American public and the world what we think is wrong on fundamental ethical principles to initiate the development of such a weapon. Enrico Fermi 

Never underestimate the joy people derive from hearing something they already know. Enrico Fermi 

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for : Mind of Zero

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