Scale Model of CP-1

Scale Model of CP-1. (1/2 in. = 1 ft.) The display (No. 1.16-1) shows the first pile, the racquets court in which the pile was located, and significant details of the West Stands of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. It depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when Dr. Enrico Fermi and associates achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy. NOTE: This photograph is U.S. Government property and is not copyrightable., Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Scale Model of CP-1. (1/2 in. = 1 ft.) The display (No. 1.16-1) shows the first pile, the racquets court in which the pile was located, and significant details of the West Stands of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. It depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when Dr. Enrico Fermi and associates achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy. NOTE: This photograph is U.S. Government property and is not copyrightable.
Subject(s): Models
Nuclear reactors
Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: University of Chicago H21