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Document for September 29th:
Enrico Fermi


Photograph of Enrico Fermi, ca. 1950 (National Archives Identifier: 595043 ); Photographs Relating to Scientific Work, Professional Meetings, Publicity, and Other Activities, 1942 - 1972; Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1923 - 1975; Record Group 326; National Archives.

Born in Rome, Italy, on September 29, 1901, Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi received the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics for identifying new elements and discovering nuclear reactions by his method of nuclear irradiation and bombardment.
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