A digitized page from Fermi’s Notebook D14,”Numerical Calculations,” from November 12, 1943, to May 27, 1944. (Fermi, Enrico. Collection, [Box 42, Folder 3], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.)
In addition to the activities that have taken place on campus to observe the 75th anniversary of first nuclear reaction
, the Library holds many complementary resources. Visit the Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction
library guide for more information, including links to digitized materials.
Read more about Enrico Fermi and the first nuclear chain reaction:
Enrico Fermi, Physicist (1970) by Emilio Segrè.
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age (2016) by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
In this 30-minute webinar, NCBI staff will discuss author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID–a free, unique identifier that will remain constant, even if your name changes. Also learn how to find your citations in PubMed, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others.
Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM CDT
After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Learn about future NCBI webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
To celebrate the conclusion of the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn, IOP Publishing is making its ebook on the topic, The Ringed Planet: Cassini’s Voyage of Discovery at Saturn, free now through Oct. 15, 2017.
Download your free copy here!
Saturn and its rings; image taken by Cassini. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI.
This week three College students were awarded prizes for their submissions to the Kathleen A. Zar GIS & Story Maps Prize. The Prize acknowledges the ability of a University of Chicago College student to utilize GIS and spatial thinking to develop a digital narrative using Esri’s Story Maps applications.
“Let Our Impact Grow from More to More,” by Juliet Eldred
“Mapping Tennessee’s Railroad Past,” by Yidan Julie Wu
“DioDio,” by Elle Hill
For questions about the prize, selection process, or GIS in the library, contact Resident Librarian for GIS Taylor Hixson (email@example.com).
Some study carrels have been relocated from the upper floors of the Crerar Library to the first floor to provide additional study space.
An archived web exhibit of the 2005 Crerar exhibit They Saw Stars: Art and Astronomy is now available. The physical exhibit was shown in the atrium of Crerar Library from June 2 — November 1, 2005.
Exhibit Description: For centuries humankind has gazed into the heavens with awe and wonder. For some, the night sky has tugged at their imagination and piqued their curiosity, resulting in art inspired by the beauty of the stars and the study of astronomy. This John Crerar Library exhibit highlights works of art and literature influenced by astronomy, either through scientific study, a fascination with the night sky, or as an inspiration for the literary imagination. Both contemporary and historical works are included.
The 5th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Open Data: Science, Health, Community, will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.
Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed. Some examples of open data resources include the Human Genome Project, the United Nations UNdata, and the City of Chicago data portal. Open data can spur business innovation, help patients and families make better decisions about their health, or accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
This symposium will provide participants–researchers and librarians–with an understanding of what open data is, how it gets created and shared, and examples of how open data might contribute to progress in our communities.
Registration and full schedule at: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/conferences/zar-symposium/
The symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago and made possible through the support of the Kathleen and Howard Zar Science Library Fund.