Italian Cultural Institute
October 25, 2017
at 6:30 PM
Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008



The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Cordially Invite You to the Conference

Gino Segre’ (University of Pennsylvania), Enrico Fermi’s Legacy: The Last Years.

Julie McEnery
 (NASA Goddard): Exploring the Extreme Universe with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Enrico Fermi, probably the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo, was unique in a number of ways, including the staggering breadth of his research. As Prof. Segre` will show, after WWII he dedicated some time to the study of cosmic rays, which are high energy particles mostly originating outside our solar system. Fermi proposed that when a star of great enough mass has burned all its nuclear fuel and collapses violently under its own weight, the outer layers, which are expelled, contain turbulent magnetic fields that, as they expand, meet nuclei and protons transferring part of their enormous energy to them.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and will close at 6:30pm

Copies of the best-seller “The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age”, by Gino Segrè e Bettina Hoerlin, will be available at a discounted price. 

Please note that all registered guests must bring a valid form of identification on the day of the event. Parking is not available at the Embassy - Public transportation is suggested.
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