Enrico Fermi: Voyage to a New World
with Edward A. Sierra


Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
6:00 PM

 Members Free; Non-Members $8

Includes light refreshments.

Registration + Non-Refundable Prepayment Required.  

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Edward A. Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of Enrico Fermi, a world-changing physicist. Born in 1901, Fermi was an Italian and naturalized-American physicist and one of the world’s most brilliant and productive scientists. In 1938 Fermi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. In 1939, after receiving the Nobel Prize, he moved to Columbia University and eventually to the University of Chicago, where he led the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.

Edward A. Sierra began his career in the United States Navy. Upon completion of a two-year training program, he reported to the Electrical Division onboard the U.S.S. Billfish SSN-676, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. Sierra went on to work as a field operator at the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station in New Jersey, and then as a nuclear reactor operator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society, Sierra has earned graduate degrees from New York Institute of Technology, Dowling College, and Marist College.






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