Enrico Fermi: further reading and related sites

Manhattan Project and Atomic Scientists Collections
Special Collections Research Center
, University of Chicago Library

The Chain Reaction: December 2, 1942 and After
An Exhibition in the Department of Special Collections, University of Chicago Library
October 1, 1992 - December 4, 1992

Enrico Fermi
University of Chicago Centennial Catalogs

Enrico Fermi and the Manhattan Project
Department of Physics, University of Chicago

Mertens, Richard
Beyond the Bomb
The University of Chicago Magazine, v.42 no.2, December 2001

Fermi resources
University of Chicago News Office
Includes .mp3 audio file of To Fermi--with love

Fermi Remembered: A Symposium

Fermi Remembered / edited by James W. Cronin.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.

Fermi, Laura
Atoms in the family : my life with Enrico Fermi
History of modern physics, 1800-1950 ; v. 9
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1954

Allison, Samuel King
Enrico Fermi, 1901-1954
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Biographical memoirs, v. 30, p. 125-155
New York : National Academy of Sciences, 1957
Includes a portrait of Fermi

Bankston, John
Enrico Fermi and the nuclear reactor
Unlocking the secrets of science
Bear, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2003

Segrč, Emilio
Enrico Fermi: physicist.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1970

Latil, Pierre de
Enrico Fermi; the man and his theories.
Profiles in science
New York : P. S. Eriksson, 1964
Translated from the French by Len Ortzen

Bernardini, C. and Luisa Bonolis
Enrico Fermi : his work and legacy
Bologna : Societą Italiana di Fisica ; New York : Springer, 2004

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi
Nobel Prize Institute

Atoms Forge a Scientific Revolution
Argonne National Lab

DOE Fermi Centennial Page
U.S. Department of Energy


The First Reactor
Contains "The First Pile" by Corbin Allardice and Edward Trapnell, postwar recollections of Enrico and Laura Fermi, many photographs, and a list of suggested references

Orear, Jay
Enrico Fermi-The Master Scientist
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2004

Symposium Dedicated to Enrico Fermi on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the First Reactor (Rome, 10 December 1992)
Atti dei convegni lincei, no.104
Roma : Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, 1993

Fermi, Enrico
American national biography, v. 7, p. 842-844
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999

Fermi, Enrico. Notebooks, [1926-1938]
Archives for the history of quantum physics; pt. 22
Microfilm of originals in Domus Galilaeana, Pisa

Ronne, Ed
Atomic year 25 the story of CP-1 : a silver anniversary documentery on the first controlled nuclear chain reaction (non-musical recording)
Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1967

Fermi, Rachel, Esther Samra, and Richard Rhodes
Picturing the Bomb: Photographs from the Secret World of the Manhattan Project
New York : Harry N Abrams, 1995

Andre, Jay, and James Chimbidis
To Fermi--with love (non-musical recording)
Lemont, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1977
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/fermi/resources.html (.mp3 files available)

The Nuclear Chain Reaction: Forty Years Later / edited by Robert G. Sachs.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984
Session I, HISTORY OF THE CHAIN REACTION available online: "Historical Background of the CP-1 Experiment" by Robert G. Sachs, "The First Chain Reaction" by Herbert L. Anderson, "Beginning of 1939 Science Service Press Release," "December 2, 1942: The event and the people" by Albert Wattenberg (reprinted with permission from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 1982), "The Politics of Control--The Role of Chicago Scientists" by Alice Kimball Smith, and "Memories of the McMahon Act" by Edward Levi.

The World of Enrico Fermi, parts 1 & 2 (videorecording)
Harvard Project Physics; released by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970

For younger readers:

Cooper, Dan
Enrico Fermi : and the revolutions in modern physics
Oxford portraits in science
New York : Oxford University Press, c1999
(Juvenile audience)

Epstein, Sam ; Beryl (William) Epstein and Raymond Burns
Enrico Fermi, father of atomic power
Champaign, Ill., Garrard Pub. Co., 1970
(Juvenile audience)

Gottfried, Ted
Enrico Fermi, pioneer of the atomic age
New York : Facts on File, 1992
(Juvenile audience)

Faber, Doris
Enrico Fermi : atomic pioneer
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1966
(Juvenile audience)

Lichello, Robert
Enrico Fermi, father of the atomic bomb
Outstanding personalities; no. 11
Charlotteville : SamHar Press, 1971
(Juvenile audience)

Stux, Erica
Enrico Fermi : trailblazer in nuclear physics
Nobel Prize-winning scientists
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2004
(Juvenile audience)

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