CP-1: The Past, Present, & Future of Nuclear Energy and the 70th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Chain Reaction

January 25, 2013

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Site of the former Alonzo Stagg Field stadium at the University of Chicago.

On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1), under the west stands of the original Alonzo Stagg Field stadium at the University of Chicago, went critical and produced the world’s first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction.

This talk commemorates the 70th anniversary of the world’s first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction with Dr. Mark Peters, Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs Argonne National Laboratory, and Dr. Robert Rosner, Director, Energy Policy Institute Chicago at the University of Chicago. The two speakers will discuss nuclear energy from the history of CP-1 to what the future holds.

 
Recorded Friday, January 25 at Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University Chicago Campus.