Enrico Fermi: The Man Who Built the World's First Nuclear Reactor

Feb 03, 2020 830

BY: Alexander Hammond

Today marks the 35th installment in a series of articles by HumanProgress.org titled Heroes of Progress. This bi-weekly column provides a short introduction to heroes who have made an extraordinary contribution to the well-being of humanity. You can find the 34th part of this series here.

This week, our hero is Enrico Fermi, the Italian-American physicist who created the world’s first nuclear reactor. Although controversial among many, nuclear power remains the main source of zero-carbon energy that, scientists from NASA calculate, saved millions of people from air pollution-related deaths. 

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SOURCE: https://fee.org/

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