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Pupin Hall

  • Also Known As: Pupin Physics Laboratories

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Pupin Hall has been the site for many advances in science but the most ominous work eventually became known as the Manhattan Project. In 1939 Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, and other physicists began work in the basement on developing a self-sustaining neutron chain reaction. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Enrico Fermi Significant name Developing the Atomic Bomb
1939/01/25 Enrico Fermi Scientist Enrico Fermi splits a uranium atom. Splitting the Uranium Atom

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Particulars for Pupin Hall:
Sight Category Building
Higher Learning College
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Invention
Science Project Manhattan Project
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Area of Significance Science

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Pupin Physics Laboratories, Columbia University
Registry Address: Broadway and 120th St.
Registry Number: 66000550
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Science, Invention
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1939
Associated People: Fermi,Enrico
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: College

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