The University of Chicago is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, CP-1.
On November 30 at 4pm, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, co-authors of The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, will discuss Fermi’s personal life and his scientific contributions and illustrate how he was shaped by history and how he, in turn, shaped history. This event will be at the University of Chicago, in KTPC. For more information see its calendar page
This event is part of Nuclear Reactions, a series of public events beginning in fall 2017 to commemorate and discuss the complex legacy of what transpired on December 2, 1942. http://nuclearreactions.uchicago.edu.