Enrico Fermi (1901-1954)
` Enrico Fermi was born in Rome in 1901. He was a physicist. He was a professor at three different universities. They were the University of Rome, Columbia, and Chicago. In 1934 Fermi split an atom. This was later called nuclear fission. Then in 1938 won the Nobel Prize for physics. Fermi designed the first atomic pile and atomic chain reaction in 1942. He also worked on the atomic bomb project in Los Angeles and New Mexico. In 1954 he died, but his knowledge of the atomic bomb lives on to today. Because of his achievements a lab was named after him. It is the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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