This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 created a number of problems for the international community with regards to nuclear weapons.
The Potsdam Conference was attended by representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union in July 1945.
Project Alberta, also known as Project A, was a division of the Manhattan Project created to plan and carry out all the necessary steps for making the atomic bombs operational.
Project "Silverplate" was the code name for the program to produce a special version of the B-29 capable of delivering the atomic bomb.
Protecting workers was an important priority for Manhattan Project officials.
The U.S. developed two types of atomic bombs during the Second World War.
A startling proportion of the most famous names on the Manhattan Project belonged to scientists who came to England or America to flee from the Axis.
Henry DeWolf Smyth prepared the official U.S. government history about the development of the atomic bombs.
A key component of keeping the Manhattan Project secret was making sure Project sites were secret and secure.