It happened on DECEMBER 2


At the University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi created the first controlled release of atomic energy, obtaining, by means of neutrons retarded by graphite, a chain reaction in the uranium used in the experiment. It was the last step prior to realizing the nuclear bomb.

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.