Featuring information about the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction (chain reaction) and the role of Enrico Fermi. Includes links to resources in the University of Chicago Library collections and to a variety of web resources.
Session I Table of Contents
"History of the Chain Reaction" by Eugene P. Wigner
"Historical Background of the CP-1 Experiment" by Robert G. Sachs
Appendix A "The First Chain Reaction" by Herbert L. Anderson,
Appendix B "Beginning of 1939 Science Service Press Release,"
Appendix C "December 2, 1942: The event and the people" by Albert Wattenberg (reprinted with permission from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 1982), "The Politics of Control--The Role of Chicago Scientists" by Alice Kimball Smith, and "Memories of the McMahon Act" by Edward Levi
Title from container: "Produced for radio use to observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of the achievement of a controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago on December 2nd, 1942"
side 1. A silver anniversary documentary on the birth of the atomic age
side 2. Promo spots / recorded by Ed Ronne, producer-narrator
Publisher's no. 7-8299 Argonne National Laboratory