Almanac: The First Self-Sustained Nuclear Reaction



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Almanac: The First Self-Sustained Nuclear Reaction. Argonne National Laboratory. U.S. Department of Energy, 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. . This news clip shows the impact Enrico Fermi’s research with nuclear science and how it revolutionized energy sources.

Argonne Nuclear Pioneers: Chicago Pile 1. Argonne National Laboratory. U.S. Department of Energy, 3 Dec. 2012. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. . A link to the video is provided. The last two minutes mentions the global scale to which the nuclear era can affect in terms of energy or mass destruction.

Atomic Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. . As a truly, one of a kind invention, the bomb replica of the one dropped on Hiroshima shows the result of many scientists’ work, especially Fermi’s.

“Basic Research at Los Alamos.” Manhattan Project. U.S. Department of Energy, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. . This website provides information on work Enrico Fermi has done outside the City of Chicago. Specifically, the work done in Los Alamos.

“Enrico Fermi.” Britannica. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Feb. 2015. . Here is a photograph of Enrico Fermi.

“Enrico Fermi - Biographical.” Nobel Prize. Nobel Media AB, 1938. Web. 26 Feb. 2015. . This source contains another biography and several descriptions of Fermi’s work in physics for which he won a Nobel Prize.

“Enrico Fermi Biography.” Biography. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 6 Feb. 2015. . There is a synopsis listed for Enrico Fermi and, maybe, a possible video clip.

Enrico Fermi Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. . The Enrico Fermi Institute, as this source entails, is a key characteristic of Fermi’s legacy that is still prevelant today and makes him an important figure in the City of Chicago’s history. This source strengthened our argument of Fermi’s work being necessary and notable. 

“Enrico Fermi (1901-1954).” American Experience. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1996. Web. 5 Feb. 2015. . This website gives a closer insight to the atomic bomb. A quote was taken from here. 

“FermiLab.” Learner. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. . This photograph shows Fermilab as an arial view that captures the visual importace of Fermi’s work and its support on our thesis.

“Fermilab History and Archives Project.” Fermilab. Fermilab, Apr. 1969. Web. 3 Mar. 2015. . The meaning behind renaming a lab after Enrico Fermi, contributor to the atomic bomb is listed. The website also talks of why his discoveries were extremely important to the formation of the atomic bomb.

“The First Atomic Bomb Is Detonated, 1945.” A Science Odyssey: People and Their Discoveries. WGBH, 1998. Web. 5 Mar. 2015. . The actual work done by Fermi to advance the production of the atomic bomb is mostly in this source. The science behind his work is highlighted in there and helps us convey our point further and stronger. 

“The First Pile.” Atomic Archive. National Science Foundation Grant, 1998. Web. 28 Dec. 2014. . This is a thorough look into the Chicago Pile 1 and Enrico Fermi’s involvement in the City of Chicago.

Garwin, Richard L. “Enrico Fermi and Ethical Problems in Scientific Research.” Enrico Fermi and Ethical Problems in Scientific Research. Senior Fellow for Science and Technology Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 19 Oct. 2001. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. . This source is critical throughout the site. It helps fill in any informational gaps and depicts a clear background history of Fermi to make our point which was the important person he was to the Manhattan Project. 

History. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. . As a recap of Fermi’s life, this source shone light on Fermilab and the decision to name it in Fermi’s honor as a result of his outstanding work. We used this site as a guide throughout our stance of the importance of his legacy.

Koppes, Steve. “How the First Chain Reaction Changed Science.” The University of Chicago. U of Chicago, 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. . Historical Importance of Reactor, how the atomic bomb changed science. The quote taken from this source, said by a prominent member of the process, emphasizes the importance of the nuclear reaction that Fermi made and the everlasting effects it will have on the world from there on.

“The Manhattan Project.” U.S. History. Independence Hall of Association, 2008. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. . This source provides critical information for the viewer of site to have and understand before he/she could understand the purpose of the site. Specifically, it helped us talk about the initial stages of the Manhattan Project and the role Fermi played, briefly.

Masters, James, ed. “Chicago Pile One.” Chicago Pile One. N.p., 20 Feb. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2015. . This has more information given on the Chicago Pile 1. There is also information on Fermi’s life and research.

“NAL to Become Enrico Fermi Laboratory in 1972.” Fermilab History and Archives. Fermilab, 2 Apr. 1969. Web. 7 Mar. 2015. . This lists all reasons why Fermilab was named after Enrico Fermi, as well as some work he has done. This will be used for Leadership and Legacy.

“Nuclear Medicine.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., 19 June 2014. Web. 1 Mar. 2015. . This database gives information about the legacy of the atomic bomb.



osti. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. . This brief source helped us explain and interpret the achievements and life behind Enrico Fermi which made our stance clearer and more sophisticated.

“U of Chicago, Illinois.” Encyclopedia of Earth. Trunity, 3 July 2008. Web. 13 Feb. 2015. . This source gives the logistics of science behind the atomic bomb. for example, information about the nuclear reactor.



Winter, Mark, ed. “Uranium: The Essentials.” Webelements. U of Sheffield, 1993. Web. 3 Mar. 2015. . All of the properties and descriptions of uranium are listed here, including its radioactivity. 


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