Atomic Age Began 75 Years Ago with the First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction

For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission. Keith Ruffles, Creative Commons    By Dr. Artemis Spyrou and Dr. Wolfgang Mittig / 11.30.2017 Spyrou: Associate Professor of Nuclear Astrophysics Mittig: Professor of Physics Michigan State University Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch received puzzling scientific news in a private letter from nuclear[…]