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Enrico Fermi

Fecha de nacimiento: 29. Septiembre 1901
Fecha de muerte: 28. Noviembre 1954

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Enrico Fermi fue un físico italiano conocido por el desarrollo del primer reactor nuclear y sus contribuciones al desarrollo de la teoría cuántica, la física nuclear y de partículas, y la mecánica estadística. En 1938 Fermi recibió el Premio Nobel de Física por sus trabajos sobre radiactividad inducida y es considerado uno de los científicos más destacados del siglo XX.

Se lo reconoce como un físico con grandes capacidades tanto en el plano teórico como experimental. El elemento fermio, que fue producido en forma sintética en 1952, fue nombrado en su honor.

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Frases Enrico Fermi

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„Such a weapon goes far beyond any military objective and enters the range of very great natural catastrophes. By its very nature it cannot be confined to a military objective but becomes a weapon which in practical effect is almost one of genocide.“

—  Enrico Fermi
Context: Such a weapon goes far beyond any military objective and enters the range of very great natural catastrophes. By its very nature it cannot be confined to a military objective but becomes a weapon which in practical effect is almost one of genocide. It is clear that the use of such a weapon cannot be justified on any ethical ground which gives a human being a certain individuality and dignity even if he happens to be a resident of an enemy country... The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon 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. On the Hydrogen bomb in a minority addendum http://honors.umd.edu/HONR269J/archive/GACReport491030.html (co-authored with I. I. Rabi) to an official General Advisory Committee report for the Atomic Energy Commission (30 October 1949)

„The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon 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.“

—  Enrico Fermi
Context: Such a weapon goes far beyond any military objective and enters the range of very great natural catastrophes. By its very nature it cannot be confined to a military objective but becomes a weapon which in practical effect is almost one of genocide. It is clear that the use of such a weapon cannot be justified on any ethical ground which gives a human being a certain individuality and dignity even if he happens to be a resident of an enemy country... The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon 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. On the Hydrogen bomb in a minority addendum http://honors.umd.edu/HONR269J/archive/GACReport491030.html (co-authored with I. I. Rabi) to an official General Advisory Committee report for the Atomic Energy Commission (30 October 1949)

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„If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.“

—  Enrico Fermi
As quoted in Hyperspace (1995) by Michio Kaku

„I hope it won't take long.“

—  Enrico Fermi
Comment to Eugene Wigner, ten days before his death from cancer, as quoted in The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner (1992), p. 108

„I cannot think of a single one, not even intelligence.“

—  Enrico Fermi
When asked what characteristics Nobel prize winning physicists had in common. As quoted in Physics Today (October 1994), p. 70.

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