December 2, 1942 - The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is achieved

Enrico Fermi led the team of 49 scientists, including a single woman, who built the world's first artificial nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and with whom they achieved the first self-sustained nuclear chain reaction lasting 28 minutes.

Its construction, its curious location, how it was achieved and what was the purpose of this reactor are in themselves a story that is worth knowing and to do so, you can do it through the interactive sheet "The Chicago Pile-1 Reactor (CP- 1)".

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