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Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

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View Resource Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction

On December 2nd 1942, physicist Enrico Fermi and his colleagues at the University of Chicago successfully obtained the first controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in a former squash court beneath the athletic fields. Visitors to this fine digital collection created by The University of Chicago Library can learn about this event and Fermi through a selection of materials, including...

http://fermi.lib.uchicago.edu/