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Manhatten Project

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garret wetzel

on 26 May 2010

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Transcript of Manhatten Project

The Manhattan Project 1905
German physicist Albert Einstein publishes his theory of relativity regarding the convertibility of matter and energy E=mc2 1934
Italian Physicist Enrico Fermi irradiates uranium
with neutrons and unknowingly achieves the world's first nuclear fission. 1938
Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman successfully split uranium into two seperate, lighter elements. The fission of uranium creates energy and additional neutrons, the basis of the atomic bomb 1940
Leo Szilard and Enrico Fermi receive a grant from the United States government to develop an atomic pile at Columbia University in New York. 1942
Leslie R. Groves is appointed director of the Manhattan Engineer District, later known as....... 1942
Groves appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer scientific director of........ 1942
Under the direction of Enrico Fermi, the first sustained nuclear chain reaction is created on a squash courtyard at the University of Chicago 1943
LosAlamos, New Mexico, site begins opertaing
Work begins on the implosion method for the plutonium bomb.
Plants at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, site begin operations
Construction of Hanford, Washington, facilities begin.
Heavy -water plant in Vemork, Norway, bombed in Allied air attack Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Otto Hahn Fritz Strassman Leo Szilard Enrico Fermi J. Robert Oppenheimer General Leslie Groves Atomic Pile Oak Ridge Test Plant Oak Ridge Plant Los Alamos 1944
Construction of Trinity test site begins Alamogordo, New Mexico 1945
July 16
A plutonium bomb nicknamed, "The Gadget" is successfully tested at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Hanford, Washington Vemork, Norway 1945
July 26
President Truman issues the Postdam Declaration calling for the unconditional surrender ofJapan and warning of "utter destruction" if it doesn't comply. 1945
July 26
The USS Indianapolis delivers the uaranium -235 core manufactured at Oak Ridge for the "Little Boy" bomb. Four days later, the Indianapolis is sunk by a Japanese submarine. 1945
August 6
Enola Gay drops uranium bomb called "Little Boy" on Hiroshima
August 9
Bockscar drops the plutonium bomb called "Fat Man" on Nagasaki "I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds." Baghavad Gita
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