Brookhaven Women in Science Speaker
"Enrico Fermi: Voyage to a New World"
Ed Sierra, Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:00 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Enrico Fermi, born in September 1901, was an Italian and naturalized-American-physicist and a husband, father, and one of the world's most brilliant and productive scientists. In 1938 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. In January, 1939, after receiving the Nobel Prize he moved to Columbia University and eventually the University of Chicago where he led the first nuclear chain reaction. Ed works in the Quality Management Office at BNL as the Laboratory Compliance Officer. He is currently serving his fourth term as President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society.
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