Enrico Fermi (1901 - 1954)
Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist who was born in 1901, and died in 1954. While he was a teenager, he had developed an interest in both math and science. After he had turned seventeen, he began his higher education at Pisa on a scholarship. While he was over at Pisa, he worked with Professor Max Born and Professor Ehrenfest. He also developed the theory of atomic structure and his own theory of b-ray emissions. After the developments of science he had made, in the summer of 1954, he toured France, Germany, and Italy while delivering lectures to friends, family, and colleagues. Before he died in Chicago, the Atomic Energy Commission created a special award for Enrico in recognition of his service to the nation as a scientist.