Black and white photo depicting Glenn Seaborg (1912-1999) presenting the Enrico Fermi award to Lise Meitner (1878-1968) at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England. Meitner was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who discovered the element protactinium as well as nuclear fission.
The Enrico Fermi Presidential Award is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. Government. The Fermi Award is annually conferred by the President of the United States to honor scientists, engineers, or science policymakers who have achieved excellence in research in energy science and technology benefiting mankind.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Technical and Electronic Information Department. “1966 Enrico Fermi Award Presentation,” October 23, 1966. Records of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Division, Box 6. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/5e3vonb.
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