Chicago Pile One Scientists

Chicago Pile 1 Scientists

Chicago Pile One scientists at the University of Chicago on December 2, 1946, the fourth anniversary of their success.

Back row, left to right, Norman Hilberry, Samuel Allison, Thomas Brill, Robert G. Nobles, Warren Nyer, and Marvin Wilkening. Middle row, Harold Agnew, William Sturm, Harold Lichtenberger, Leona W. Marshall, and Leo Szilard. Front row, Enrico Fermi, Walter H. Zinn, Albert Wattenberg, and Herbert L. Anderson.

List Of Those Present at

CHICAGO PILE EXPERIMENT, DECEMBER 2, 1942

  • Harold M. Agnew -- Retired, living in California.
  • Samuel K. Allison -- Died of heart attack in 1965.
  • Herbert L. Anderson -- Died July 16, 1988, of berylliosis.
  • Wayne Arnold -- Deceased.
  • Hugh M. Barton -- Living in Austin, Texas.
  • Thomas Brill -- Died Sept. 28, 1998, in Aurora, Colo., of multiple myelomas.
  • Robert F. Christy -- On faculty at the California Institute of Technology.
  • Arthur H. Compton -- Died of heart attack in 1962.
  • Enrico Fermi -- Died Nov. 28, 1954, of stomach cancer; Argonne's founding director, when it was still the University of Chicago's "Argonne Lab."
  • Richard J. Fox -- Died April 9, 1996, of a stroke.
  • Stewart Fox -- Living in the Bahamas.
  • Carl. C. Gamertsfelder -- Died of a heart attack in 1996.
  • Alvin C. Graves -- Died July 29, 1965, of a heart attack.
  • Crawford Greenwalt -- Died of heart attack in 1993.
  • David L. Hill -- Living in Connecticut.
  • Norman Hilberry -- Died March 28, 1986, of complications from influenza.
  • William H. Hinch -- Living in Colorado.
  • Robert E. Johnson -- Living in Illinois.
  • W.R. Kanne -- Died Oct. 24, 1985, of intestinal cancer.
  • August C. Knuth -- Living in Illinois.
  • Phillip Grant Koontz -- Died from a heart attack in 1991 at age 87 in Boulder, Colo.
  • Herbert E. Kubitschek -- Deceased.
  • Harold V. Lichtenberger -- Died Dec. 7, 1993, of stomach cancer.
  • George M. Maronde -- Died April 18, 1966, of a heart attack.
  • Anthony J. Matz -- No information.
  • George Miller -- Living in California.
  • George D. Monk -- No information.
  • Henry W. Newson -- Died in 1978.
  • Robert G. Nobles -- Retired from Argonne National Laboratory. Living in Idaho.
  • Warren E. Nyer -- Living in Idaho. Spoke to the World Nuclear University Summer Institute in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on July 22, 2005, about his experience at CP-1.
  • Wilcox P. Overbeck -- Died in 1981 of arteriosclerosis after defeating cancer 10 years earlier.
  • Howard J. Parsons -- Alive and apparently living in California, where he made a short presentation about CP-1, June 2, 2000, at Tuffree Middle School, Placentia.
  • Gerard S. Pawlicki -- Living in Illinois.
  • Theodore Petry -- Living in Illinois, a retired school teacher with four children and nine grandchildren.
  • David P. Rudolph -- Living in West Virginia.
  • Leon Sayvetz -- Living in Puget Sound, Wash., and New York.
  • Leo Seren -- Died Jan. 3, 2002, of heart problems in Evanston, Illinois.
  • Louis Slotin -- Died in radiation accident at Los Alamos, May 30, 1946.
  • Frank H. Spedding -- Died of heart attack in 1984.
  • William J. Sturm -- Died July 25, 1999, of Hepatitus C.
  • Leo Szilard -- Developed bladder cancer, but died May 30, 1964, of heart attack.
  • Al Wattenberg -- Living in Illinois.
  • Richard J. Watts -- Living in New Mexico.
  • George L. Weil -- Died July 1, 1995, at age 87 in Washington, D.C., from stroke and heart problems.
  • Eugene P. Wigner -- Died Jan. 1, 1995, of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Marvin H. Wilkening -- Living in New Mexico.
  • Volney C. (Bill) Wilson -- Retired from General Electric Research Laboratory. Died of natural causes April 1, 2006, at age 96 in Wisconsin.
  • E.O. Wollan -- Died in 1984 of a stroke.
  • Leona Woods (Marshall Libby) -- Died of cancer in 1986.
  • Walter H. Zinn – Argonne National Laboratory’s first director died at age 93 on Feb. 14, 2000, of a stroke.

last updated June 19, 2006 by the Office of Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory

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