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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.
"There is an incredible synergy between the two observations, with gamma rays revealing details about the source's energetics and local environment and gravitational waves providing a unique probe of the dynamics leading up to the event." He will be discussing the burst and how Fermi and LIGO are working together in an invited talk at the American Physical Society meeting in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
The burst effectively occurred beneath Fermi and at a high angle to the GBM detectors, a situation that limited their ability to establish a precise position.
Assuming the events are connected, the GBM localization and Fermi's view of Earth combine to reduce the LIGO search area by about two-thirds, to 200 square degrees.