Stagg Field (Old)

Stagg Field (Old)

Stagg Field (Old)
West Stands, Tablet 1
II: Buildings and Grounds
At the University of Chicago, behind the wooden fence, is the famous squash court, where Enrico Fermi achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction with a controlled release of nuclear energy. A tablet on the exterior of the west stands of Stagg Field, marks the birthplace of the atomic age. Directly across the street is the University of Chicago's $12,000,000 Institute for Basic Research, a privately-supported peacetime center for the study of nuclear energy in which Professor Fermi and two other Nobel Prize winners carry on investigations. The largest center of its kind, the Institute group was built a few years after the first atomic bombs were dropped.
Athletic fields | Tablets (Information artifacts) | Manhattan Project (U.S.)--History | Nuclear reactions--History | University of Chicago--History
Munro, John
Photographic prints; 18.2 x 23.1 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
CH03; CH04
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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