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    Preserving Manhattan Project History

    Atomic Heritage Foundation founder and president Cynthia Kelly recounted her efforts to preserve a site in Los Alamos, New Mexico, associated with the Manhattan Project’s July 1945 Trinity nuclear test. The…

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    Espionage and the Manhattan Project

    Robert S. Norris talked about George Koval, an American citizen who spied for the Soviet Union for almost ten years and supplied them with information about the atomic bomb. James Schoke and Ben Bederson, veterans…

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    Peggy Bowditch Oral History Interview

    Margaret “Peggy” Bowditch talked about growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, next door to J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, who became known as the “father of the atomic…

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    Robert Furman Oral History Interview

    Robert Furman talked about his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He served as an assistant to project director General Leslie Groves. Mr Furman recalled going behind enemy lines…

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    Val Fitch Oral History Interview

    Val Fitch talked about his work on the Manhattan Project and his time in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. After working on the timing apparatus of the atomic bomb, he was sent…

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    Women of the Manhattan Project

    Rosemary Lane and Isabelle Karle, veterans of the Manhattan Project, spoke about their different experiences with the project and the various opportunities it provided for them and other women in the 1940s. Ms.…

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    65th Anniversary of the End of World War II

    Cynthia Kelly talked about the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, and specifically the dropping of the first atomic bombs that brought about the Japanese surrender. Rarely seen…

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    A Millennial Transformation

    Senator Bingaman and Mr. Beckner gave the opening remarks for the Manhattan Symposium. The morning session of the symposium focused on how the project got started. Mr. Rhodes spoke about his…

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    Military and Science in the Crucible of War

    Authors discussed the agreement of confidentiality that the scientists had to make with the military and the relationships that the scientists had with one another. Mr. Norris is the author of Racing…

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    The Allies and the Atomic Bomb

    Mr. Bird spoke first about the upcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which he co-authored. Mr. Brown spoke about his biography of Sir James Chadwick, entitled The Neutron and the Bomb. He also…

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    Lessons for the Twenty-first Century

    Panelists spoke about lessons learned that could be applied to the 21st century, and they answered questions from the audience. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II…

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    Manhattan Project Veterans

    Veterans of the Manhattan Project spoke firsthand about their experiences. They spoke about lessons learned that could be applied to the 21st century, and they answered questions from the…

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