Daily Question – 44

What does this sculpture commemorate? Also identify its sculptor.

‘Nuclear Energy’ by Henry Moore, inside the University of Chicago campus at the site of world’s first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1. The location commemorates the exact location where the Manhattan Project team devised the first nuclear reactor to produce the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction.

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15 thoughts on “Daily Question – 44

  1. Dear Uncle:

    Since this looks (vaguely) like a mushroom cloud, it must commemorate something like the first sustained nuclear reaction — by Fermi, in Chicago. The sculptor looks like Henry Moore.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  2. Henry Moore’s Nuclear Energy – built to commemorate the first artificial nuclear reactor that was built in a squash court in Chicago – there goes one of the questions of the HQC open 🙁

  3. Nuclear Energy sculpture by Henry Moore at the University of Chicago commemorating the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, which took place at the university.

  4. KQA Peter 🙂

    Henry Moore’s ‘Nuclear Energy’ sculpture at Chicago Pile – 1 (formerly Stagg Field), the first artifical nuclear reactor.

  5. Henry Moore’s sculpture called Nuclear Energy commemorates the the first sustainable nuclear fission reaction also called the Chicago Pile (CP).

  6. Kochi is trying to become Chicago’s sister city and to accomplish this they had sent some bright,young students including wunderkid Thomas masun to Chicago to meet the mayor of Chicago who had invited them. There was a function at the Univ of Chicago and while Thomas was near the old stadium,the FM channel in his mobile started playing on its own. Then his tour guide chuckled and whispered-“Radio-activity”. It was there that young Thomas saw Henry Moore’s Nuclear Energy which was erected to commemorate the site of the First Self Sustaining Nuclear Reaction.

  7. or because you ppl are sometimes a bitch about the exact answer,

    The location commemorates the exact location where the Manhattan Project team devised the first nuclear reactor to produce the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction under the former stands of Stagg Field. It was erected for and dedicated at the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the splitting of the atom on the grounds by Enrico Fermi in December 2, 1942

  8. Nuclear Energy by Henry Moore. commemorates Fermi’s splitting of the Atom paving the way for Nuclear Energy

  9. Henry moore’s nuclear energy at university of chicago.It commemmerates the first chain reaction held at the same campus in 1942

  10. The site commemorate the world’s first self sustaining nuclear reaction at Chicago Pile – 1, world’s first artificial nuclear reactor.
    The sculpture is called “Nuclear Energy” by Henry Moore.

  11. Henry Moore’s Nuclear Monument. The location commemorates the exact location where the Manhattan Project team devised the first nuclear reactor to produce the first self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction .

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