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Fermi and His Self-Sustaining, Controlled Nuclear Reaction

On the 2nd of December, 1942, Enrico Fermi and his 48-member team were conducting experiments in Chicago.  Working with the world's first nuclear reactor, they initiated the first man-made, self-sustaining, controlled nuclear reaction when "Chicago Pile 1" (CP-1) - another name for the nuclear reactor - "went critical."

Seventy years after that historic event, two of the team's members - Harold Agnew and Warren Nyer - recall what happened when their experiment changed the world.


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Video produced by Argonne National Laboratory.  Online, courtesy U.S. Department of Energy.

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