is a dormitory
complex at the University of Chicago
. One of the few undergraduate facilities located south of the Midway Plaisance
is a castlelike edifice built in a gothic style similar to that of the University's main quadrangles. B-J was the first on-campus residence of eminent astronomer Carl Sagan
, who lived in room 141 (See "Carl Sagan, A Life"). It also served as the location of the much-publicized construction of a functional nuclear breeder reactor
for the 1999 University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt
B-J is organized into seven "houses":
- Chamberlin, winner of the first two Scavenger Hunts (1987 and 1988).
- Vincent, winner of the 1996 Scavenger Hunt. Won the BJ Olympics (2006) and current Undergraduate-wide Intramural Sports Champions.
- Coulter, named after botanist John Merle Coulter
- Mathews, home of the functional breeder reactor in 1999, and founder of the Federation of Independent Scav Hunt Teams (the FIST).
- Linn, widely known as Linn, Linn, House of Sin.
- Salisbury, reigning BJ Olympic Champions (2007, 2008).
- Dodd-Mead, home of Carl Sagan and winner of the first three Classical Entertainment Society Chariot Races (2005, 2006, and 2007).
- Carl Sagan Noted astronomer. Lived in Dodd House.
- James W. Cronin Nobel prize winning physicist and UofC faculty member. Lived in Chamberlin House.
- Philip Glass Noted Composer, lived in Coulter House.