The “Nuclear Energy” statue in UChicago, photo from Han Li

In the north side of UChicago campus, there is a weird metal mushroom. This statue is called “Nuclear Energy”. In this podcast, we will focus on the history event behind this mushroom, looking back to that great time of science and its influence on Chicago, the world and our life.

    1. Manhattan Project, Wikipedia Manhattan Project – Wikipedia
    2. Chicago Pile-1, Atomic Heritage Foundation
    3. Chicago Pile-1: A Brick History, Argonne National Laboratory
    4. Manhattan Project, UChicago Physics
    5. The Chicago Pile 1 Pioneers, Argonne National Laboratory
    6. National Register of Historic Places Inventory, United States Department of The Interior
    7. History of Emergency Preparedness, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    8. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Opening/Closing Music
Hisaishi Jō’s Merry Go Round of Life ( 人生のメリーゴーランド)