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University of Chicago’s Pyrotechnic Artwork Commemorates 75th Anniversary of First Nuclear Reaction

Cai Guo-Qiang's work part of two days of events at UChicago
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—December 4, 2017

By: Andrew Bauld and Louise Lerner

The pyrotechnic, multicolored display lasted less than a minute against the blue afternoon sky on Dec. 2, but created an indelible reminder of the power unlocked by the first nuclear chain reaction that occurred 75 years ago at the University of Chicago.

Internationally acclaimed artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s artwork began with flashes of red, orange and blue before a thick cloud . . .

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