Fermi100 Exhibition

On 4 July 1922 Enrico Fermi, a young roman, brilliant and precocious student of physics, graduated from the Royal University of Pisa with Prof. Luigi Puccianti, upon discussing an experimental thesis on X-ray diffraction. A few days later, on 7 July, he received the qualification from the Scuola Normale Superiore and began a career so rapid and full of new ideas and new discoveries that it will lead him to win the Nobel Prize in 1938, at the age of only 37.

100 years have passed since those events which concluded the fruitful period that Fermi spent in Pisa. recognized as crucial both for his training and because his scientific production began here.

On this anniversary, the University of Pisa, through the Department of Physics, the Pisa Section of INFN and the Scuola Normale Superiore, retrace the steps marked by his first works in various fields of physics, and those new theories proposing epochal changes in the vision of nature: Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity.

The Fermi100 Exhibiting at the Palazzo della Canonica of Scuola Normale Superiore collects Fermi’s personal documents, early work manuscripts, letters and epistolary exchanges with colleagues, and also instruments of that time, which provided the young students and researchers of that period with the possibility to investigate the new scenarios of experimental physics.

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