Wordless Wednesday: The Manhattan Project Edition

The Six-Year-Old studies a sign on the University of Chicago campus. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Six-Year-Old studies a sign on the University of Chicago campus. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Close-up of the sign she’s reading:

(Photo: Shala Howell)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

In case you can’t read the small print, the sign reads “Site of the First Self-sustaining Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction December 2, 1942.” I hadn’t realized that Enrico Fermi did his work for the Manhattan Project under the University of Chicago campus. Pretty nifty thing to stumble across on a Sunday afternoon walk, isn’t it?

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to Wordless Wednesday: The Manhattan Project Edition

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Yeah, they split the first atoms underneath Chicago! Then they had to move to the desert in New Mexico. Good call when they found out what it could really do!

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