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Fermi

A unit of length equivalent to one-one quadrillionth of one meter.
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Also on his own, the young Fermi studied books and journals to learn quantum mechanics and general relativity.
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.
Fermi thrived when working with others, as he did during the Manhattan Project and earlier, at the University of Rome, with a team of physicists known as "the boys.
When holding a state professorship in Italy, Fermi became carefully apolitical as Mussolini's fascism gripped the country.