Of Fermi and Paradox

  • Stephen WebbEmail author
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


Before considering the merits of the various proposed solutions to the Fermi paradox, this chapter presents some of the background. I first give a short biography of Enrico Fermi himself, focusing on just a few of his many and varied scientific accomplishments. I mention only those contributions to science that I refer to in later sections of the book. I ignore, for example, his contribution to cosmic ray physics: Fermi was the first to propose a realistic model for explaining the origin of the high-energy particles that bombard Earth from space.


Black Hole Event Horizon Enrico Fermi Twin Paradox Black Hole Information 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DCQEUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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