Enrico Fermi Institute

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The Institute for Nuclear Studies was founded September 1945 as part of the University of Chicago with Samuel King Allison as director. On November 20, 1955 it was renamed The Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies. The name was shortened to The Enrico Fermi Institute (EFI) in January 1968.

Physicist Enrico Fermi was heavily involved in the founding years of the institute, and it was at his request that Allison took the position as the first director.[1] In addition to Fermi and Allison, the initial faculty included Harold C. Urey, Edward Teller, Joseph E. Mayer, and Maria Goeppert Mayer.[2]

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  1. ^ "Enrico Fermi 1901–1954". Physics Today. 01 January 1955: 9. doi:10.1063/1.3061909.
  2. ^ Kleppa, Ole J. (January 1997). "The Institute for the Study of Metals: The First 15 Years" (PDF). The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society: 18.

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Coordinates: 41°47′31″N 87°36′6″W / 41.79194°N 87.60167°W / 41.79194; -87.60167