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Postage Stamp Poses a Fermi Problem

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Science  05 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5540, pp. 53
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5540.53b

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  • Earlier Observations of the "Fermi Problem"
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    The letter concerning the error in the Fermi postage stamp is not the first observation of this "problem" The photo of Fermi on the stamp has been on display in the lobby of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Forrestal Building for many years. Early on I noticed the error in the equation and wrote to the DOE's Office of Science about it. Later the photo appeared on the cover of the brochure inviting nominations for the DOE...

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