Even as Bohr arrived in the United States for the purpose of contributing to research on nuclear wea

Even as Bohr arrived in the United States for the purpose of contributing to research on nuclear wea

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Unformatted text preview: Even as Bohr arrived in the United States for the purpose of contributing to research on nuclear weapons, he expressed concerns for the future of nuclear weapons. He sought a way to reach the president to urge the necessity of early planning of postwar atomic policy. Soon, however, he and his son Aage, who accompanied him as an assistant and later became a theoretical physicist as well, were on their way to Los Alamos. Bohr and Oppenheimer agreed that his main responsibility should be to review all phases of the project to ensure that nothing had been overlooked. In truth, as Bohr would later tell a friend, the team did not need him to make the bomb. He did serve another vital role, however. The scientists at Los Alamos inevitably began to feel guilt, fear, and doubt about their work and the harrowing consequences to which it could lead. Bohr felt these about their work and the harrowing consequences to which it could lead....
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