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PAUL GREENBERG: Maestro Fermi

He conducted the music of the atomic particles

By Paul Greenberg

This article was published November 9, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

The year was 1939 and the month was March, as in Beware of the Ides of. His arrival at the Navy Department in Washington, D.C., was unceremoniously announced by the desk officer, who informed Admiral S.C. Hooper, United States Navy, "There's a wop outside."

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kdc72701 says... November 9, 2016 at 3:09 p.m.

today's spick is yesterday's wop. We are Stronger Together.

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kdc72701 says... November 9, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Remember that wop stands for without papers.

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