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    One of hundreds of scientists who emigrated from Europe during the 1930s, Enrico Fermi was the first man to achieve a self-sustaining chain reaction, the last major feat before the constuction of an actual weapon. If it were not for Fermi's work at Colmbia University and the University of Chicago, an atomic bomb would not have been ready for use by 1945.










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