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Fermi

A unit of length equivalent to one-one quadrillionth of one meter.
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A diligent student with a photographic memory, Fermi's brilliance and curiosity led him to teach himself physics, beginning as a teenager when he read a 900-page text published in 1840--in Latin.
Readers familiar with earlier books about Fermi will find little that's new in Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin's recent biography, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age.
But what readers will find new and noteworthy in Segre and Hoerlin's book is the easy yet erudite way the authors bring Fermi and his work to life, in a crisp and authoritative style.