Happy Birthday Enrico!
Shown here (below left) cutting the birthday cake after Fermilab's centennial symposium are Mildred Dresselhaus of MIT (APS President in 1984) and Michael Witherell, Director of Fermilab. As a student, Dresselhaus took a course on quantum mechanics from Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago.
Below (right) is a picture of Fermi that appears on a recently issued stamp. It contains an amusingly heterodox formula for the fine-structure constant in the upper left.
©1995 - 2013, AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette