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Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), Italian-US physicist. Fermi received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his work on neutrons in nuclear reactions. He built the first atomic pile, in which the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction occurred. He joined the atomic bomb project in 1944, which culminated in the deployment of a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. Element number 100 is named Fermium in his honour. THIS IMAGE MAY NOT BE USED TO STATE OR IMPLY THE ENDORSEMENT BY AIP OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE.
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