Reactions: New Perspectives on Our Nuclear Legacy (Day 1)

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, the University of Chicago is hosting a two day symposium

An afternoon symposium on Friday, December 1, 2017 designed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Chicago Pile-1, the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear chain reaction. The symposium will include panel discussions on the impact of nuclear energy on medicine, policy, and national security. The symposium serves as the culmination of a series of commemoration events and activities sponsored by the University and its partners over the course of this Autumn Quarter (please see for complete information). The commemoration has as its goal not only thoughtful consideration of the history surrounding Chicago Pile-1, but also its far-reaching implications that continue to this day.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the Event Contact listed.


Event Information

Cost: Complimentary
Registration Required


Friday, 12/1/17 at 1:30pm - 7:00pm | iCal


Mandell Hall
1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

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Event Contact
April Zorsky