Pupin Physics Laboratories, Columbia University

Broadway and 120th St., New York, New York

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Description 

Initial experiments on the nuclear fission of uranium were conducted here by Enrico Fermi. The uranium atom was split here on January 25, 1939, ten days after the world's first atom-splitting in Copenhagen, Denmark. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000550
Areas of significance
Science; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
College
Current function
College
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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