In an extraordinary plenary session at its annual Washington meeting, the American Physical Society honored the memory of Enrico Fermi. Most appropriately the program was arranged and presided over by his friend, Hans Bethe. The history of Fermi's accomplishments was presented by five speakers, each of whom described one period of his unique career. The chairman began the story and by his interpolated remarks created a beautiful synthesis.
A record of the Fermi Memorial symposium held April 29, 1955, in Washington, D.C., as a part of the Spring Meeting of the American Physical Society.