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A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, Enron, America's seventh largest corporation, became the biggest company ever to file for bankruptcy. The Houston-based energy trading firm with $50 billion in assets had seen its stock plummet from $90 a share to nearly worthless.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 2-8.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2002 with 93 to follow.
By United Press International

Book Review: The wizard of 'Tuxedo Park'

Alfred Lee Loomis is not a well-known scientific personality, which is exactly how he wanted it, according to Jennet Conant in her fascinating book, "Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War I
GARGI TALUKDER, UPI Science News

Artist Richter's fame exceeds his talent

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The large retrospective exhibition covering 40 years of work by Gerhard Richter at the Museum of Modern Art proves that this German painter's reputation as one
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Scientists may find space warps in 3 years

BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists said Sunday they expect to discover s-called space warps -- hidden extra dimensions of existence other than space and time -- within the next three years by making energy apparently vanish into thin air.
CHARLES CHOI, UPI Science News

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 2.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 26.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, 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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