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Prof. Augusta Read Thomas’ Work to Commemorate First Nuclear Reaction
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—November 28, 2017

By: Andrew Bauld

The connection between classical composition and a milestone is as old as the art itself. From coronations to religious ceremonies to royal celebrations, such commissions were once commonplace.

But commemorating the world’s first nuclear reaction? That was the unique opportunity facing Prof. Augusta Read Thomas, who sought to create a work for the 75th anniversary of Chicago Pile-1, which the University of Chicago is commemorating this fall.

Thomas sought . . .

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