UChicago symposium: ‘Reactions: New Perspectives on Our Nuclear Legacy’
On Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, the University of Chicago will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear chain reaction with a two-day symposium titled “Reactions: New Perspectives on Our Nuclear Legacy.”
The program on Dec. 1, all of which will take place at Mandel Hall, will run from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and include an opening address by Richard Rhodes, a Pulitzer-winning historian of the Manhattan Project, a closing address by Ernest Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, panel discussions on the impact of nuclear energy on medicine, policy, and national security, and the world premiere of the composition “Plea For Peace” by University Professor Augusta Read Thomas.
Bus transportation to the University and back to Argonne will be provided on Friday. If you plan to use the bus, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On December 2, there will be a full day of arts-related programming, including lectures, new musical compositions, dance performance pieces and a unique large-scale pyrotechnic artwork by artist Cai Guo-Qiang to begin at 3:20 p.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. Cai’s work, about which you can find more details here, will be visible to the public in viewing areas near the “Nuclear Energy” sculpture on Ellis Avenue.
Visit the event website for additional information, including RSVP links for each day’s events.