Children of this Relationship
|Nella Fermi Weiner||1/31/1931||64 yrs.*||Female||Biological|
|Guilio Fermi||1936||61 yrs.*||Male||Biological|
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Where and/or how did Enrico Fermi and Laura Capon meet?
Why did Enrico Fermi and Laura Capon break up?
Other Relationship Information about Enrico Fermi and Laura Capon:
After Fermi received the Nobel Prize in Stockholm, he, his wife Laura, and their children emigrated to New York. This was mainly because of the anti-Semitic laws promulgated by the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini which threatened Laura, who was Jewish. Also, the new laws put most of Fermi's research assistants out of work.
His wife, Laura Fermi (1907 to 1977), early environmentalist, systems thinker, prolific writer and New York Times bestselling author of "Atoms in the Family: Life with Enrico Fermi, Architect of the Atomic Age" (University of Chicago Press, 1954) said, of our nuclear dilemma: "But above all, there were the moral questions. I knew scientists had hoped that the bomb would not be possible, but there it was and it had already killed and destroyed so much. Was war or was science to be blamed? Should the scientists have stopped the work once they realized that a bomb was feasible? Would there always be war in the future? To these kinds of questions there is no simple answer." (Laura Fermi, "Reminiscences of Los Alamos", edited by Lawrence Badash)