August 21, 2019

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...]