Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About Knowledge by Enrico Fermi


Enrico Fermi (Italian: [enˈriːko ˈfermi]; 29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist and the creator of the world’s first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the “architect of the nuclear age”[1] and the “architect of the atomic bomb”.[2] He was one of the very few physicists in history to excel both theoretically and experimentally. Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and the discovery of transuranic elements. He made significant contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics.

Fermi left Italy in 1938 to escape new Italian Racial Laws that affected his Jewish wife Laura Capon. He emigrated to the United States where he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Fermi led the team that designed and built Chicago Pile-1, which went critical on 2 December 1942, demonstrating the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. He was on hand when the X-10 Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, went critical in 1943, and when the B Reactor at the Hanford Site did so the next year. At Los Alamos he headed F Division, part of which worked on Edward Teller’s thermonuclear “Super” bomb. He was present at the Trinity test on 16 July 1945, where he used his Fermi method to estimate the bomb’s yield.

3 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About Knowledge by Enrico Fermi

  1. The invention of the atom bomb was the greatest crime against humanity ever. It will almost certainly lead to nuclear war. So guess which (((tribe))) got one billion 1944 dollars for the (((Manhattan))) project? The same tribe including Einstein bullshitted Roosevelt (in writing) that the Germans had a bomb under construction. Lies. Then the USA used two of these bombs on civilians in the biggest war crime of WWII, except Dresden maybe,

    “He has been called the “architect of the nuclear age” and the “architect of the atomic bomb”.

    This makes his comment 100% wrong. Ignorance is better than death. Because of him and people like him – the 1% or 2% of surviving future humans may live lives much more primitive than the Australian abos – in a sick and radiated world. This could happen even this year, or next year. Very likely within about one hundred years, even if the war starts by accident or by a single (big) terrorist atomic bomb in New York, Moscow, Shanghai, Mumbai or that Paki city whatever the hell name it has.

    • I completely AGREE with Robert….The quote is BULLSHIT….
      We know psychopaths at the top SUPPRESS all technologies that would save this planet because they would cost almost NOTHING…These psychopaths could not
      wage enslave and rob the people of TRILLIONS if these suppressed FREE technologies were given to the people….Fossil fuels (not even “fossil fuels” because petroleum is continously produced in the earth) have been obsolete for 60 years….
      This guy was an evil jew himself (having a jew wife…)…If he wasn’t an agent of the jews (or an actual jew himself) we wouldn’t know his name…Fermi was complete psychopathic filth….The toxic radioactive shit he was developing probably killed him at 53….Too bad not decades earlier…

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