The University of Chicago Magazine

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

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

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.

Fall/17

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

The scientists who made CP-1 possible, and the thinkers tending its ambivalent legacy today.

Fall/17

Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard were comparable scientific visionaries but opposite personalities.

Fall/17

Remembering Chicago Pile-1.

Fall/17

Laurie Zoloth, Dean of the Divinity School and the Margaret E. Burton Professor, on the value of studying religion in a troubled world.