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The untimely death of Enrico Fermi on November 28th deprived the world of one of its most brilliant and productive physicists. The following remarks by three of Fermi's friends and colleagues were made on the occasion of a memorial service held on December 3rd in the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Samuel K. Allison, professor of physics and director of the University's Institute for Nuclear Studies, presided at the ceremony.
Experimental physics research in Japan was all but crushed by the war and its aftermath, but with much intensity of purpose and devotion to their science Japanese physicists have turned to theory and are creating one of the world's foremost centers of modern theoretical physics.