Enrico Fermi Institute

Coordinates: 41°47′34″N 87°36′09″W / 41.7929°N 87.6026°W / 41.7929; -87.6026
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Enrico Fermi Institute
Field of research
Particle physics
DirectorScott P. Wakely
LocationChicago, Illinois, United States
41°47′34″N 87°36′09″W / 41.7929°N 87.6026°W / 41.7929; -87.6026
Operating agency
University of Chicago
James Cronin
Enrico Fermi
Walter Libby
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Yoichiro Nambu
Harold C. Urey
Websiteefi.uchicago.edu Edit this at Wikidata

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. ^ Allison, S. K.; Segrè, Emilio; Anderson, Herbert L. (1955). "Enrico Fermi 1901–1954". Physics Today. 01 January 1955 (1): 9–13. Bibcode:1955PhT.....8a...9A. 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. 49 (1): 18. Bibcode:1997JOM....49a..18K. doi:10.1007/BF02914621. S2CID 108928306. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2019-02-11.

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