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Fermi Playground

Central Ave., Troutman St. and Starr St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground is named in honor of Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), one of the great physicists of the 20th century whose work revolutionized quantum physics and helped usher in the atomic age.  Fermi was born in Rome, Italy, and earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1922.  Widespread acclaim came to Fermi in 1926, when he discovered the statistics verifying the Pauli exclusion principle, one of the basic foundations of nuclear physics.

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