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Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction

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.

About the Enrico Fermi Collection

The University of Chicago Library gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the University of Chicago Women's Board who provided financial support for the digitization of items from the Enrico Fermi Collection.

Online finding aid to the collection

Rights and Permissions

Ordering copies of materials


Digital facsimiles of selected items from the collection

Letters and Notes selected from the Fermi collection

Contact Information

Andrea Twiss-Brooks
Director, Humanities and Area Studies
Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences Librarian
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