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List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners:

Harold Agnew, key figure in U.S. nuclear history, dies at 92

SOLANO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harold Agnew, a key figure of the nuclear age who helped design the atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, has died, his family said. He was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
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University of Chicago opens time capsule

CHICAGO, June 3 (UPI) -- University of Chicago officials said they opened a 1949 time capsule containing items including a 1948 telephone directory and a Capital Airlines timetable.
NASA renames observatory for Fermi

NASA renames observatory for Fermi

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has renamed its newest spacecraft -- the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST -- in honor of Enrico Fermi.

Pioneering atomic engineer dies at 95

SEATTLE, April 3 (UPI) -- Arthur "Pete" Peterson, an engineer who oversaw construction of the Chicago reactor where the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction took place, has died at 95.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2006 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2005 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2004 with 93 to follow.
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Cassini instrument to study Saturn's rings

CHICAGO, June 17 (UPI) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft soon will begin its attempt to unravel the mystery of Saturn's legendary rings -- one tiny particle at a time.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2003 with 93 to follow.
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Of Human Interest: News lite

Legislation to be introduced this week formally will unveil a new "master plan" for California's massive education system.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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Enrico Fermi
University of Chicago professor Yoichiro Nambu (R) sits with Enrico Fermi Institute director Simon Swordy after winning the Nobel prize in physics on October 7, 2008 in Chicago. The Tokyo born American was awarded the prize for discovering a mechanism called spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics and shares the prize with Japanese physicists Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian-American physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity.

Fermi is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Along with J. Robert Oppenheimer, he is frequently referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb". He also held several patents related to the use of nuclear power.

Several awards, concepts, and institutions are named after Fermi, such as the Enrico Fermi Award, the Enrico Fermi Institute, the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, a type of particles called fermions, the synthetic element Fermium, and many more.

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