December 2, 1942 – Two pioneers present at dawn of fission era

In the summer of 2012, Argonne National Laboratory recorded the first hand memories of two members of the group of 49 engineers, scientists and students who were present when mankind first proved that it could control a fission chain reaction. Just imagine – you can watch a very recently recorded account from people who were there at the technological equivalent of starting and stopping a fire.

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  1. George Carlin says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this Rod.

  2. Cal Abel says:

    Merry Critmas!

    Fermi really is the Prometheus of the nuclear age.

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