May 26, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Albert Einstein

Library of Congress blog posts Einstein at 100: Mapping the Universe Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps December 2, 2015 Einstein’s Folklore December 18, 2013 Folklife Today Celebrate Einstein’s Birthday with Pi March 14, 2011 Inside Adams Albert Einstein background & primary sources Nobel Media "Albert Einstein lived here" April 19, 1955 political cartoon by Herb Block (scroll down page to read curator's note) Albert Einstein image set Making Einstein theory of … [Read more...]

Today in History: Nuclear Fission

Today in History–December 2–the Library of Congress features nuclear fission. On this day in 1942 Enrico Fermi oversaw the first controlled nuclear fission chain reaction under the stands of the University of Chicago's Stagg Field. Find out more about Fermi and other scientists working on the project by visiting the Today in History section as well as the links below. Nuclear fission historical newspaper coverage Enrico Fermi image set Enrico Fermi historical newspaper … [Read more...]