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Enrico Fermi

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Fermi

Enrico Fermi was an Italian atomic scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 1938.

He lived to be 53 years old. He lived from 1901 to 1954.

He built the first nuclear reactor in 1942.

He showed how elements can be changed into radioactive forms by shooting neutrons at them.

Fermions are tiny pieces of matter, smaller than atoms and are named after Fermi's ideas.