Enrico Fermi

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Enrico Fermi

Birth:September 29, 1901Rome, ItalyDeath: November 28, 1954Chicago, Illinois

Enrico Fermi

OTHER PLACES FIRST TEST1949- Soviet Union 1952- Britain 1960- France1964- Chinasubsequently1974- Indiaand 1998- Pakistan

2. the first bomb used was droped by the United States on Hiroshima on Augest 6, 1945.

5) A similar survey by officials in Nagasaki set its death toll at 60,000–70,000.

EDUCATION: Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, University of Pisa, Leiden University, Georg-August University of Göttingen

So, what was his key discovery that made him so well known???

HE DICSOVERED THE ATOMIC BOMB THAT IS WHAT HE BECAME SO WELL KNOWN FOR

Enrico Fermi discovered the ATOMIC BOMB. In 1939 scient urged Presedent Roosevelt to set up a program for the study of the potential military use of fission. in 1942 the program was code-named THE MANHATTAN PROJECT. most of the research was done Columbia University, California and Chicago Universitys. The production of the atomic bomb was held at: Los Alamos,N.M.; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Hanford, Wash. the first bomb was exploded in a field test at Alamogorodo air base in southern NewMexico.

The atomic bomb was a weapon whose great explosive power results from the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium.An atomic bomb containing 2lbs (1 kg) of uranium-235 will generate a 17-kiloton explosion that can creates a huge fireball, a large shock wave, and a lethal radioactive fallout.

The U.S. tested there first bomb on July 16,1945.

FACTS!1) the manhattan project involved some $2 billion and involved 125,000 people.

3) the seconed bomb was dropd on Nagasaki three days later on Augest 9, 1945

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Future impacts.Stages of A-bomb illness1. Acute stages2. Atomic bomb trauma3. A-bomb radiation illness4. Radiation blood injury - lethal dosage5. Blood injuries6. Secondary radiation illness

4) The initial death count in Hiroshima, set at 42,000–93,000, was based solely on the disposal of bodies, and was thus much too low.

Important facts about him...*He was a professor at the University of Rome.*Discovered neutron-induced radioactivity.*Congressional Medal of Merit in 1946.*In 1954 he became the first recipient of the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Enrico Fermi Award.*Element number 100, fermium, was named in his honor.


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