From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans

The February meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 12th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus

The featured talk is by Gino Serge on his book Enrico Fermi: The Pope of Physics and the Birth of the Atomic Age. Enrico Fermi is unquestionably the most famous scientist to come from Italy since Galileo, so revered by his peers that he was known as “the Pope,” because his scientific instincts and skills were to be “infallible.” A physics Nobel Prize winner in 1938, he was one of the most productive and creative scientists of the twentieth century, the only physicist to reach the very highest levels of the profession as both a theorist and an experimentalist. The largest particle accelerator in the United States, the nation’s most significant presidential award in science and technology, and the element fermium all bear his name. After the talk there will be a book signing.

As of now there will not be a 10-minute talk. If you’re interested in giving a 10-minute talk for our February meeting or at a future club meeting please contact me at

There will not be a club dinner before the talk.

Looking forward to you joining us at the February meeting!

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