Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting articles published on the history of science, the Manhattan Project, and nuclear history this month.
- The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets: Atlas Obscura profiles Charlotte Serber (left), the head technical librarian at Los Alamos. She was the only female Group Leader at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
- How a Refrigerator Led to Einstein's Pleas for Atomic Bomb Research: In an article for National Geographic, journalist Erin Blakemore spoke with AHF President Cynthia Kelly about how the Einstein-Szilard letter helped initiate the Manhattan Project.
- Unsealed 75 Years After the Battle of Midway, New Details of an Alarming WWII Press Leak: 75 years after the Battle of Midway, the Washington Post describes how a Chicago Tribune report after the battle "enraged" the U.S. Navy and the Roosevelt administration. Testimony from a grand jury investigation into the leak was finally released a few months ago.
- From Wartime Devastation to Academic Discrimination, Cecile DeWitt-Morette Overcame It All: Terrific article on the accomplishments of mathematical physicist Cecile DeWitt-Morette, who died recently at the age of 94.
- The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool: Entertaining Atlas Obscura article on how spies have used knitting to encode messages in wartime.