Chicago Pile One Scientists

Chicago Pile One 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 director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, died September 29, 2013 at age 92 of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Samuel K. Allison —; Died of heart attack in 1965.
  • Herbert L. Anderson — Died July 16, 1988, of berylliosis.
  • Wayne Arnold — Deceased.
  • Hugh M. Barton — Died Nov. 30, 2004, from congestive heart failure.
  • Thomas Brill — Died Sept. 28, 1998, in Aurora, Colo., of multiple myelomas.
  • Robert F. Christy — Died October 5, 2012 at age 96 from natural causes.
  • 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 — Died December 14, 2008 at age 89 in Rochester, New York of natural causes.
  • Norman Hilberry — Died March 28, 1986, of complications from influenza.
  • William H. Hinch — Died March 26, 2005, in Englewood, Colo., age 85, of complications resulting from pancreatic cancer.
  • Robert E. Johnson — Died Dec. 10, 2009, at age 91 in Palos Park, Illinois.
  • W.R. Kanne — Died Oct. 24, 1985, of intestinal cancer.
  • August C. Knuth — Died May 1982 at age 83 of unspecified causes.
  • Phillip Grant Koontz — Died from a heart attack in 1991 at age 87 in Boulder, Colo.
  • Herbert E. Kubitschek — Died from multiple forms of cancer, Nov. 30, 1989, at age 69, in Hinsdale, Illinois.
  • 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 — Died Feb 4. 2016of natural causes.
  • Wilcox P. Overbeck — Died in 1981 of arteriosclerosis after defeating cancer 10 years earlier.
  • Howard J. Parsons — Died September 21, 2012.
  • Gerard S. Pawlicki — Died May 15, 2013 at age 91, due to complications from injuries suffered in a fall at his home.
  • Theodore Petry — Died July 28, 2018 at age 94 of esophageal cancer.
  • David P. Rudolph — Died December 23, 2006 at age 87, after a long illness.
  • Leon Sayvetz — Died April 24, 2014 at the age of 91 at his home in Puget Sound, Washington.
  • 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 — Died June 27, 2007 at age 90.
  • 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 — Died Sept. 24, 2006, at age 88 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Volney C. (Bill) Wilson — 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 August 2018 by the Argonne Nuclear Engineering Division Outreach Committee


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