1939 to 1941: Investigating Nuclear Weapons

1939 to 1941: Investigating Nuclear Weapons

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October 21, 1939

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Uranium in Washington, DC, which was created at President Roosevelt's order. The physicists argue for urgent government attention, but Adamson is hostile. Teller requests $6,000 for research on preliminary uranium-graphite slow neutron experiments, which is grudgingly approved.

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