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The Men of Manhattan Project
Hungarian-American 
physicist who conceived 
the nuclear chain reaction, 
patented the idea of a 
nuclear reactor with Enr...
Italian born Nobel Prize 
winning physicist who 
demonstrated the first 
artificial, self-sustaining 
chain reaction. He p...
In 1942, he was placed in 
charge of the Manhattan 
Project. In ran all phases 
of the project: scientific, 
production, s...
Known as the “father of the 
atomic bomb,” he was the 
chief scientist in charge at 
Los Alamos. After his success 
at cre...
Hungarian-born 
American physicist 
known as the “father of 
the hydrogen bomb.” 
After the war, he 
advocated a strong 
n...
Nobel Prize winning 
German -American nuclear 
physicist who was Head of 
the Theoretical Division at 
Los Alamos. He play...
MIT Professor and 
acclaimed physicist, he was 
one of the youngest to 
work on The Manhattan 
Project. He worked on the 
...
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The men of the manhattan project

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The men of the manhattan project

  1. 1. The Men of Manhattan Project
  2. 2. Hungarian-American physicist who conceived the nuclear chain reaction, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi and in 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein’s signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project
  3. 3. Italian born Nobel Prize winning physicist who demonstrated the first artificial, self-sustaining chain reaction. He proved that an atomic bomb could be made. He excelled both theoretically and experimentally.
  4. 4. In 1942, he was placed in charge of the Manhattan Project. In ran all phases of the project: scientific, production, security and planning for the use of the bomb. Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos were all created under his direction.
  5. 5. Known as the “father of the atomic bomb,” he was the chief scientist in charge at Los Alamos. After his success at creating the bomb, Oppenheimer remarked, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” After the war, his security clearance was revoked as some claimed he had Communist sympathies.
  6. 6. Hungarian-born American physicist known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb.” After the war, he advocated a strong nuclear arsenal, a vigorous nuclear testing program, and the development of nuclear energy technology.
  7. 7. Nobel Prize winning German -American nuclear physicist who was Head of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos. He played a key role in calculating the critical mass of the weapons and developing the theory behind the implosion method used in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
  8. 8. MIT Professor and acclaimed physicist, he was one of the youngest to work on The Manhattan Project. He worked on the bomb’s plutonium core. After the war, he spent his career campaigning against militaristic use of nuclear weapons.

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