The story of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is one of science, of war, and of people—those who made the experiment a success, those who strove to inform the public about the threats the breakthrough posed, and those tending its ambivalent legacies today.

Fall/17

A reflection on the nuclear scientists who gave Mao’s China the bomb.

Fall/17

The age of nuclear weapons has been remarkably peaceful, but danger is ever present.

Fall/17

Updates from the Physical Sciences Division.

Fall/17

Readers celebrate the legacy of Philip Gossett; advocate wetland restoration; correct a grotesque error; don’t want nobody nobody sent; and more.

Fall/17

A note from the dean of the Physical Sciences Division.

Fall/17

Pritzker student Shirlene Obuobi takes a comic approach to medical school.

Fall/17

Meet some of the fantastic beasts UChicago faculty helped introduce to the scientific record and the popular imagination.

Fall/17

Two newly discovered species bring humans closer to understanding our lineage.

Fall/17

The subject of controversy when it was commissioned, Nuclear Energy has become a constant in the UChicago landscape.