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CP-1 at 80: The events of December 2, 1942
On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, Nuclear Newswire is back with the second of three prepared #ThrowbackThursday posts of CP-1 coverage from past issues of Nuclear News.
On November 17, we surveyed the events of 1942 leading up to the construction of Chicago Pile-1, an assemblage of graphite bricks and uranium “pseudospheres” used to achieve and control a self-sustaining fission reaction on December 2, 1942, inside a squash court at the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field.
Today we’ll pick up where we left off, as construction of CP-1 began on November 16, 1942.
Robert F. Penn, Jr.
Kevin R. O'Kula
Remy DeVoeJustin Knowles, Sekazi Mtingwa
Mimi Holland Limbach
Roger W. Tilbrook
John W. Landis
K.K.S. PillayFrance C. Bres-TutinoGuenther Kessler
William F. Vogelsang
Ira BornsteinY. G. Post
Morton E. WacksKarl E. J. Wirtz
A. Dixon Callihan
James F. Schumar
Chih H. WangOctave J. Du Temple
Ralph G. Chalkea
Louis G. Stang, Jr.
Raymond D. Maxson
Walter F. Friend