Session J1: Remembering Enrico Fermi

1:30 PM–3:18 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2010
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 1-2

Sponsoring Units: FHP AAPT
Chair: James Cronin, University of Chicago

Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.APR.J1.1

Abstract: J1.00001 : Fermi at Columbia and Reminiscence of Chicago Days

1:30 PM–2:06 PM

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  Tsung-Dao Lee
    (Columbia University)

The first part of the lecture covers Fermi's arrival and research at Columbia University in 1939, including his concerns for colleagues who remained in Italy at that time. The second part discusses the period from 1946 to 1950, the most exciting time of my life as Fermi's student in the physics department at the University of Chicago.

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