Public Events


Enrico Fermi Special Event

Celebrating Enrico Fermi's 100th birthday, September 28, 2001

Enrico Fermi Centennial Symposium, a celebration of Enrico Fermi and the universality of his physics contributions at the laboratory that bears his name, at Ramsey Auditorium

Note: Symposium attendees must enter the site through the Pine Street gate on Fermilab's West Side and obtain visitors' passes.

9:00 a.m. On the Origin of Cosmic Rays
Roger Blandford, California Institute of Technology

9:45 a.m. Observation of Fermi Pressure in Trapped Atoms: The Atomic White Dwarf Star
Randy Hulet, Rice University

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. From the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) Problem to Solitons and Chaos
David Campbell, Boston University

11:45 a.m. Weak Interactions
Stuart Freedman, UC Berkeley

12:30 p.m. Italian Lunch at the Wilson Hall Atrium cafeteria

1:45 p.m. The Evolution of Particle Physics after Fermi's Time
Richard H. Dalitz, Oxford University

2:30 p.m. Nuclear Weapons
Frank von Hippel, Princeton University

3:15 p.m. Fermi as a Teacher
Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT

4:00 p.m. Coffee and Birthday cake in the Wilson Hall Atrium


Evening Lecture at Ramsey Auditorium
8:00 p.m. Fermi's Atom: A Cosmic Mystery Story
Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University

Note: The lecture is sold out. Only ticket holders will be admitted to the Fermilab site to attend the lecture. Ticket holders must enter the Fermilab site through the Pine Street gate on Fermilab's West Side, where they will be directed to parking areas.


Fermi Film Fest, September 24 - 27, featuring movies about Enrico Fermi and his work, 1 West at noon.

Monday, September 24 - The World of Enrico Fermi
a Harvard Physics Project from 1968 (30 min.)

Tuesday, September 25 - The Day Tomorrow began
a 1967 production made by Argonne (30 min.)

Wednesday, September 26 - The Italian Navigator has landed #1
produced in 1992 by Argonne (57 min.)

Thursday, September 27 - The Italian Navigator has landed #2
produced by Anthony Luciano (30 min.)


University of Chicago remembers Fermi, September 29
University of Pisa celebrates
Department of Energy R&D Accomplishments Web site features Enrico Fermi
A Web site contest for U.S. and Italian students
Enrico Fermi Biography
Enrico Fermi Bibliography


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