Enrico Fermi Award

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The Enrico Fermi Award is a scientific award conferred by the President of the United States. It is awarded to honor scientists of international stature for their lifetime achievement in the development, use, or production of energy. It was established in 1956 by the United States Department of Energy in memorial of Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi and his work in the development of nuclear power.[1] The recipient of the award receives $100,000, a certificate signed by the President and the Secretary of Energy, and a gold medal featuring the likeness of Enrico Fermi.[2]

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Source: US Department of Energy

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  1. ^ Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, for the U. S. Department of. "Enrico Fermi Award". www.lanl.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  2. ^ "The Enrico Fermi Award". US Department of Energy. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. ^ "President Obama Names Scientists Mildred Dresselhaus and Burton Richter as the Enrico Fermi Award Winners". Energy.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-15.

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