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Browse our collection of oral histories with workers, families, service members, and more about their experiences in the Manhattan Project.
Tour some of the key locations of the Manhattan Project with an audio guide.
The web of secrets and lies finally comes unraveled in the penultimate episode of “Manhattan” after Reed Akley comes to terms with the realization that a Thin Man bomb would pre-detonate.
One of the most difficult problems that physicists faced during the Manhattan Project was figuring out a way to make an implosion-type atomic weapon. The complexity of the problem required the input of dozens of scientists from different disciplines and areas of expertise.
Leona Woods, later Leona Woods Marshall and Leona Woods Marshall Libby, was one of the only, and perhaps the most well-known woman scientist working on the Manhattan Project. She was born on August 9, 1919 in La Grange, Illinois.
Seth Neddermeyer (1907-1988) was an American physicist.
Lieutenant General Leslie Groves (1896-1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer and director of the Manhattan Project.