Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Enrico Fermi

Physicist Enrico Fermi was born on this day, Sept. 29, 1901. One can read a summary of his biography at the Nobel Prize website.

I still see hits to this blog of people looking at the apparent "mistake" that he made in the infamous picture of him by a blackboard, with the equation for the fine structure constant. Unless there are new revelations, we'll never know whether this was something he did deliberately, or that he made a simple mistake.


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