|View||Stagg Field (Old) 4|
|Series||II: Buildings and Grounds|
|Description||Scale model of the first nuclear reactor erected beneath the west stands of the University of Chicago's Stagg Field. On December 2, 1942 (as depicted), a group of scientists under the direction of Enrico Fermi achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated a controlled release of nuclear energy. Fermi and his colleagues stood on the balcony (right) observing the instruments as these recorded the neutron intensity in the pile.|
|Alternate Name(s)||Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Engineer District|
|Subject Terms||Models (Representations) | Nuclear reactors | Science rooms and equipment | Manhattan Project (U.S.)|
|Photographer||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Physical Format||Photographic prints; 17.9 x 24.0 cm|
|Location||University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois|
|Collection||Archival Photographic Files|
|Repository||University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center|
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