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Fano, Kamen to Receive Presidential Fermi Award

President Clinton announced in December that Ugo Fano is one of two recipients of the 1995 Enrico Fermi Award. A long-standing APS fellow and Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, Fano is professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago. The other recipient, Martin Kamen, a chemist, is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and at the University of Southern California. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 honorarium and a gold medal.

The Fermi Award, which dates to 1956, honors the memory of Enrico Fermi. The honor is the government's oldest science and technology award and is granted for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy.

Fano, 83, will receive the award for pioneering contributions to the theory of atomic and radiation physics, work that has had great implications for the field of nuclear medicine. Kamen, 82, will receive the award for his discovery of Carbon-14 and his development of its use as a tracer atom.

Fano is one of the last living students of Enrico Fermi. Fano's research has been important to the development of both the gas laser - now used in virtually all the physical and biological sciences - and radiation diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. These developments were aided by Fano's work to achieve a deeper understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules and the ways they interact with light, electrons and each other.

Born in Torino, Italy, Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Torino. His postdoctoral work with Fermi was at the University of Rome and with Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he was employed at the Washington Biophysical Institute, the Carnegie Institution and the National Bureau of Standards. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1966.

President Clinton approved the Fermi awards upon the recommendation of Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary. The Department of Energy administers the Fermi Award for the White House. Secretary O'Leary will present the awards in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at a date to be announced.

President Clinton announced in December that Ugo Fano is one of two recipients of the 1995 Enrico Fermi Award. A long-standing APS fellow and Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, Fano is professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago. The other recipient, Martin Kamen, a chemist, is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and at the University of Southern California. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 honorarium and a gold medal.

The Fermi Award, which dates to 1956, honors the memory of Enrico Fermi. The honor is the government's oldest science and technology award and is granted for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy.

Fano, 83, will receive the award for pioneering contributions to the theory of atomic and radiation physics, work that has had great implications for the field of nuclear medicine. Kamen, 82, will receive the award for his discovery of Carbon-14 and his development of its use as a tracer atom.

Fano is one of the last living students of Enrico Fermi. Fano's research has been important to the development of both the gas laser - now used in virtually all the physical and biological sciences - and radiation diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. These developments were aided by Fano's work to achieve a deeper understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules and the ways they interact with light, electrons and each other.

Born in Torino, Italy, Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Torino. His postdoctoral work with Fermi was at the University of Rome and with Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he was employed at the Washington Biophysical Institute, the Carnegie Institution and the National Bureau of Standards. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1966.

President Clinton approved the Fermi awards upon the recommendation of Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary. The Department of Energy administers the Fermi Award for the White House. Secretary O'Leary will present the awards in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at a date to be announced.

President Clinton announced in December that Ugo Fano is one of two recipients of the 1995 Enrico Fermi Award. A long-standing APS fellow and Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, Fano is professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago. The other recipient, Martin Kamen, a chemist, is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and at the University of Southern California. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 honorarium and a gold medal.

The Fermi Award, which dates to 1956, honors the memory of Enrico Fermi. The honor is the government's oldest science and technology award and is granted for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy.

Fano, 83, will receive the award for pioneering contributions to the theory of atomic and radiation physics, work that has had great implications for the field of nuclear medicine. Kamen, 82, will receive the award for his discovery of Carbon-14 and his development of its use as a tracer atom.

Fano is one of the last living students of Enrico Fermi. Fano's research has been important to the development of both the gas laser - now used in virtually all the physical and biological sciences - and radiation diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. These developments were aided by Fano's work to achieve a deeper understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules and the ways they interact with light, electrons and each other.

Born in Torino, Italy, Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Torino. His postdoctoral work with Fermi was at the University of Rome and with Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he was employed at the Washington Biophysical Institute, the Carnegie Institution and the National Bureau of Standards. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1966.

President Clinton approved the Fermi awards upon the recommendation of Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary. The Department of Energy administers the Fermi Award for the White House. Secretary O'Leary will present the awards in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at a date to be announced.

President Clinton announced in December that Ugo Fano is one of two recipients of the 1995 Enrico Fermi Award. A long-standing APS fellow and Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, Fano is professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago. The other recipient, Martin Kamen, a chemist, is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and at the University of Southern California. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 honorarium and a gold medal.

The Fermi Award, which dates to 1956, honors the memory of Enrico Fermi. The honor is the government's oldest science and technology award and is granted for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy.

Fano, 83, will receive the award for pioneering contributions to the theory of atomic and radiation physics, work that has had great implications for the field of nuclear medicine. Kamen, 82, will receive the award for his discovery of Carbon-14 and his development of its use as a tracer atom.

Fano is one of the last living students of Enrico Fermi. Fano's research has been important to the development of both the gas laser - now used in virtually all the physical and biological sciences - and radiation diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. These developments were aided by Fano's work to achieve a deeper understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules and the ways they interact with light, electrons and each other.

Born in Torino, Italy, Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Torino. His postdoctoral work with Fermi was at the University of Rome and with Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he was employed at the Washington Biophysical Institute, the Carnegie Institution and the National Bureau of Standards. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1966.

President Clinton approved the Fermi awards upon the recommendation of Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary. The Department of Energy administers the Fermi Award for the White House. Secretary O'Leary will present the awards in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at a date to be announced. President Clinton announced in December that Ugo Fano is one of two recipients of the 1995 Enrico Fermi Award. A long-standing APS fellow and Associate Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, Fano is professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago. The other recipient, Martin Kamen, a chemist, is professor emeritus at the University of California at San Diego and at the University of Southern California. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 honorarium and a gold medal.

The Fermi Award, which dates to 1956, honors the memory of Enrico Fermi. The honor is the government's oldest science and technology award and is granted for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy.

Fano, 83, will receive the award for pioneering contributions to the theory of atomic and radiation physics, work that has had great implications for the field of nuclear medicine. Kamen, 82, will receive the award for his discovery of Carbon-14 and his development of its use as a tracer atom.

Fano is one of the last living students of Enrico Fermi. Fano's research has been important to the development of both the gas laser - now used in virtually all the physical and biological sciences - and radiation diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications. These developments were aided by Fano's work to achieve a deeper understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules and the ways they interact with light, electrons and each other.

Born in Torino, Italy, Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Torino. His postdoctoral work with Fermi was at the University of Rome and with Werner Heisenberg at the University of Leipzig. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he was employed at the Washington Biophysical Institute, the Carnegie Institution and the National Bureau of Standards. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1966.

President Clinton approved the Fermi awards upon the recommendation of Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary. The Department of Energy administers the Fermi Award for the White House. Secretary O'Leary will present the awards in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at a date to be announced.


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