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The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Manhattan Project
75 years after the dropping of the two atomic bombs, join us for a conversation with Gino Segrè, PhD, and Bettina Hoerlin PhD, biographers of one of the most critical scientists involved in the Manhattan Project.
Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) is one of the towering scientific personalities of the twentieth century. A brilliant, colorful, and deeply conflicted man, he departed Mussolini’s Italy for the United States, just in time to play a leading role in the discovery of atomic fission and the Manhattan Project that brought an end to World War II. In this webinar with University of Pennsylvania professors Gino Segré and Bettina Hoerlin, authors of The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, we’ll learn the exciting story of Fermi’s life and his role in the American atomic weapons program.
The authors will be joined in conversation by Ed Lengel, PhD of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

Aug 19, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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