The Historical Museum of Physics that bears my name is located in Rome, via Panisperna, in the same building where we made the discoveries that earned me the Nobel Prize in 1938.
Today, the building is home to the Museum and the Enrico Fermi Study and Research Center (CREF). Therefore, it continues to be a physics research centre with a multidisciplinary approach that I always appreciated. My group had an engineer, a chemist, and a mathematician. We were theoreticians, but we also liked getting hands-on. We were experimental at heart!
The Museum tells our story. You will find some of the objects we utilised daily, such as the paraffin cube, some Geiger counters, my inseparable notebook and my faithful Brunsviga. This analogue calculator worked quite well. I’ve always loved calculators!
But let’s go in order, let’s start from the beginning, when someone decided to build this Palazzina that would become so famous.