Eugene Wigner (1903 - 1995)

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Eugene Wigner was born on November 17, 1903 in Budapest, Hungary. He worked with Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory on nuclear chain reactions. Wigner received the Enrico Fermi Award in 1953. He also shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics with Jo Jensen and Marie Goeppert-Mayen, for his work in understanding the nucleus.

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