Enrico Fermi Award

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Enrico Fermi Award

The Enrico Fermi Award is a scientific award conferred by the President of the United States. It is awarded to honor scientists of international stature for their lifetime achievement in the development, use or production of energy. It was established in 1956 by the Atomic Energy Commission in memorial of Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi and his work in the development of nuclear power. The award has been administered through the Department of Energy since its establishment in 1977. [1] The recipient of the award receives $100,000, a certificate signed by the President and the Secretary of Energy and a gold medal featuring the likeness of Enrico Fermi.[2]


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  1. ^ Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U. S. Department of. "Enrico Fermi Award". www.lanl.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "The Enrico Fermi Award". US Department of Energy. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. ^ "President Obama Names Scientists Mildred Dresselhaus and Burton Richter as the Enrico Fermi Award Winners". Energy.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-15.

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