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What unit of length used in nuclear physics is named after a famed Manhattan Project scientist?

Question #73300. Asked by PRS.
Last updated Oct 20 2016.

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The unit of length in question is the fentometre, also called a fermi.

The Royal Society of London elected Fermi as a Foreign Member in 1950. The Enrico Fermi Award, given to scientists for achievement in energy, was established in his honor; he was its first recipient in 1954. The synthetic element fermium was named for him in 1955. Also, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a particle-physics research laboratory near Chicago, is named for him.


Response last updated by MrNobody97 on Oct 20 2016.
Dec 14 2006, 6:50 AM
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A fermi (aka femtometer) is the unit of length equal to 10 E^-15, or one-quadrillionth of a meter.


Response last updated by MrNobody97 on Oct 20 2016.
Dec 14 2006, 7:19 AM
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