Scientists similar to or like Enrico Fermi

Italian (later naturalized American) physicist and the creator of the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. Wikipedia

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

    American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. The wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. Wikipedia

  • Edward Teller

    Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb" (see the Teller–Ulam design), although he did not care for the title, considering it poor taste. Known both for his scientific ability and for his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality. Wikipedia

  • John Archibald Wheeler

    American theoretical physicist. Largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wikipedia

  • James Chadwick

    British physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final draft of the MAUD Report, which inspired the U.S. government to begin serious atomic bomb research efforts. Wikipedia

  • Lise Meitner

    Austrian-Swedish physicist who contributed to the discoveries of the element protactinium and nuclear fission. While working at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute on radioactivity, she discovered the radioactive isotope protactinium-231 in 1917. Wikipedia

  • Hans Bethe

    German-American nuclear physicist who made important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics, and solid-state physics, and who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. Professor at Cornell University. Wikipedia


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