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This Friday, Dec. 1, the University of Chicago will host a special program to mark the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction, successfully conducted by a group led by Enrico Fermi. You are welcome to attend! UChicago will provide a bus to take people from Fermilab to the university and back. The series of talks and panels includes a closing keynote address by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Also speaking is author Richard Rhodes, who wrote… More »

Come join us in celebration as the “Fermilab Photo Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary” at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street Batavia www.waterstreetstudios.org The opening reception is on August 11 from 6-9 p.m. There will be food, drink and music. Upstairs in the Kane County Chronicle Gallery “Day and Night” photography by Martin Murphy Exhibits on display August 11 through September 3. Water Street Studios open Friday 1-9pm, Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra and guest soloist Steven Lin will present “Russian Majesty”, featuring Glinka: Overture to “The Life for the Tsar”, Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony No. 2, “Antar”, and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major. The concert is at 3 PM on Sunday February 12 at the Wentz Concert Hall in downtown Naperville. Tickets are available online at www.dupagesymphony.org or call 630-637-7469.

Sitting in the packed One West seminar room at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning and watching a broadcast from the European laboratory CERN, Fermilab physicists Rob Roser (CDF) and Patty McBride (CMS) applaud as LHC scientists announce the discovery of a new particle that appears to be the Higgs boson.