Architect of the Nuclear Age

“Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge.” – Enrico Fermi

Along with Galileo, Volta, and Marconi, Enrico Fermi is one of the few Italians who have a place of honor among science geniuses. A personality that circumstances have made complex – Fermi lived during the Second World War turmoil.

The Manhattan Project

Mushroom cloud seconds after detonation of "the gadget."

The Manhattan Project was the outcome of a strategy that America employed in pursuit of a powerful nuclear weapon against the rumored one of the Nazi Government. Led by Enrico Fermi, it was a success–the atomic bomb was invented that would change the course of history.