Jun 15th: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

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Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

AstronomyCastTitle: Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

Organization: Astronomy Cast – http://www.astronomycast.com

Link : This episode has been streamed live on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ70x7pMf_8

Description: When he wasn’t puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were split, the neutrons released could go on and split other atoms, creating a chain reaction – and the most powerful weapons ever devised.

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos.

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Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay are the hosts of Astronomy Cast, a weekly astronomy podcast that follows a facts-based journey through the Universe.

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