The Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud

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The Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud Manhattan Project Albert Einstein J. Robert Oppenheimer Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Bombing of Hiroshima August 6, 1945 John Hersey, “Hiroshima,” New Yorker, August 31, 1946 Unforgettable fire Extra Points: German refugee scientist became important to us nuclear program. War effort went into high gear—all war projects ramped out to achieve modern us military. Letter to FDR, October, 1939—Einstein and Szilard told FDR that atomic energy could be harnessed and that Germany had a program. Pressure of War in Europe ultimately led to the development of the atomic program in US Manhattan Project - Gen. Leslie Groves-oversaw project and brought scientist together. Called Manhattan project to keep it secret. Project mobilized quickly with energy Example of how science was a tremendous triumph. Scientific Director was J. Robert Oppenhiemer—brilliant man, intense and devoted. Assimilate research team, took charge of site of first testing. Los
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