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Enrico Fermi

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Enrico Fermi
The Nuclear Reactor
Upon the discovery of fission, by Hahn and Strassmann early in 1939, he immediately saw the possibility of emission of secondary neutrons and of a chain reaction. He proceeded to work with tremendous enthusiasm, and directed a classical series of experiments which ultimately led to the atomic pile and the first controlled nuclear chain reaction. This took place in Chicago on December 2, 1942 - on a squash court situated beneath Chicago's stadium.
Enrico Fermi
   is buried in   
Oak Woods Cemetery, IL, USA
Nobel Prize physicist, d. 1954; Chicago
Enrico Fermi
   was a   
Nobel laureate (1901-1954)

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