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75 Years Ago, Scientists Conducted An Unprecedented Nuclear Experiment

Enlarge this image A reunion of atomic scientists in 1952 on the 10th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear fission chain reaction, Dec. 2, 1942, at the University of Chicago. Courtesy University of Chicago Photographic Archive hide caption toggle caption Courtesy University of Chicago Photographic Archive Seventy-five years ago this week, scientists from the University of Chicago created the first controlled, self-sustained nuclear chain reaction, a feat that was essential in the development of an atomic bomb during World War II. Enrico Fermi and his team of physicists secretly conducted…

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