Enrico Fermi

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Enrico Fermi was born in Rome, Italy back in 1901 to Alberto and Ida, who was an elementary school teacher. When he was growing up you could find him building electric motors as a hobby.  After graduating from high school, he continued his education at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

His professor Luigi Puccianti stated there was little he could teach Enrico often asking Enrico to teach him. His knowledge of quantum physics was such that his teacher Puccianti often asked him to organize seminars on the topic. He taught mathematical physics and theoretical mechanics at the Unviersity of Florence. In 1938, at 37 years young he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. After getting the Nobel Prize he moved to the United States. Instead he worked on the Manhattan Project. He died in Chicago, Illinois in 1954 he was 53.

What you may not know about Enrico is that he was the creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1.

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Comments (19)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - obviously a brilliant man who died much too young.  

Dec 17, 2019 03:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A real rarity for me. Recognized the name immediately being from Chicago. Enjoy your day!

Dec 17, 2019 03:57 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I also recognized the name and just think he did it without a computer!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 17, 2019 04:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... what a shame that such a brilliant man died so young... he probably had much more in him to contribute.

Dec 17, 2019 04:58 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This may be the first time I can remember that I actually knew who your subject was. :)

Dec 17, 2019 05:13 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Wow that  is some scientific contribution 

Dec 17, 2019 05:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - that is something so top secret that we would not have known.

Dec 17, 2019 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning, James,

This one I knew.  My father was a physics professor and he mentioned Fermi several times in great detail.  I did not know about the Manhattan Project.  A

Dec 17, 2019 07:01 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Enrico Fermi accomplished more in his short 53 years than most people do in a long lifetime. 

Dec 17, 2019 07:30 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

This was sure a change in our world maybe good maybe bad just saying.

Dec 17, 2019 08:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

The power of math and harnessing it James Dray 

Dec 17, 2019 08:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Once again, a first for this person and he must of been really smart.


Dec 17, 2019 09:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James-  I wonder what it was like working on that project?!

Dec 17, 2019 10:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Amazing how Enrico went from working on electric motors as a hobby to building the world's first nuclear reactor. Talk about overachieving. 

Dec 17, 2019 12:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Enrico was obviously a very intelligent man, who was dedicated to learning as much as he could, and sharing that with us.

Dec 17, 2019 07:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jame I actually new about him because my father kept telling me about him as I was growing up... thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories of my dad teaching me history...Endre

Dec 17, 2019 10:42 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have heard of Enrico Fermi although I could not recall why. I think it is because of his involvement in atom bomb research.

Dec 18, 2019 10:02 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Physics, another subject I have wished in this life that I had some degree of knowledge.  But NADA, James Dray, not a stitch. 

Dec 19, 2019 09:11 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I knew this one and the back story as soon as I saw the name.

Dec 20, 2019 11:32 AM

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