Commemoration Events

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, the University of Chicago is hosting a series of events and exhibitions on campus beginning in September 2017.

The event series will examine the complex impact and implications of the UChicago discovery from a wide range of perspectives and academic fields, using the 1942 experiment and its historical context as a basis for insights into the future of energy, national security, and efforts to bring about a more peaceful world.

Submit an event for inclusion in the Nuclear Reactions calendar by completing this form.

Ongoing Events

An American Temple

Through December 15, 2017

BeginsSep. 16

Nuclear Thresholds

Through January 7, 2018

BeginsSep. 30

September

Fermilab Open House

10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Sat.Sep. 23
Thu.Sep. 28

October

Thu.Oct. 19
Thu.Oct. 19
Thu.Oct. 26

November

Thu.Nov. 2
Fri.Nov. 17
Thu.Nov. 30

December

Creating Science-Art

3:00 PM–3:15 PM

Sat.Dec. 2
Sat.Dec. 2
Sat.Dec. 2