T H E M A N H A T T A N P R O J E C T

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T H E M A N H A T T A N P R O J E C T

  1. 1. THE MANHATTAN PROJECT By: David, Ayon and Steven
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Famous people and pre-Manhattan project activities </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the Manhattan project and the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>The Trinity Test </li></ul><ul><li>Aftermath of the Manhattan project and scientific contributions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Famous People General Leslie Groves Director of the Manhattan project Robert Oppenheimer Scientific Director of the Manhattan project Leo Szilard Discoverer of nuclear chain reaction
  4. 4. Pre-Manhattan Project
  5. 5. The Manhattan Project Why build atomic weapons? <ul><li>Prolonged war, Americans tried of fighting </li></ul><ul><li>Later used as a controlling weapon to keep eastern communist countries in check </li></ul>“ Thin Man”
  6. 6. Structure of the Atomic bomb Uranium-235 Fission of Uranium 235 Gun type mechanism bombs
  7. 7. Structure of the Atomic bomb Plutonium Implosion Plutonium bomb
  8. 8. The Trinity Test JUMBO- Survivor of the Trinity Test
  9. 9. Trinity Test site- Los Alamos After the explosion of Fat Man at ground zero
  10. 10. After Math of the Manhattan Project Victory over Japan Day, August 14, 1945
  11. 11. Soviet Union builds atomic weapons RDS-1 Russia’s atomic bomb, based on the model of Fat Man
  12. 12. COLD WAR!

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