This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
Technical description, photographs, and video of atomic bombs Little Boy and Fat Man dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
The Pajarito Plateau has been home to a number of inhabitants who have each uniquely shaped the landscape and history of the area.
Manhattan Project scientists and engineers in Los Alamos, NM designed and developed a number of innovations in the field of electronics.
Innovations in high-speed photography at Los Alamos helped develop photography into its modern-day form.
By harnessing uranium in its liquid form, the Water Boiler reactor helped scientists learn how to best build the atomic bomb.
The summer of 1942 proved to be troublesome for the fledgling bomb project.
With the US now at war, a sense of great urgency permeated the government's scientific enterprise.
During the early part of the twentieth century, physicists and chemists toyed with the idea of obtaining energy from atoms.
Many of the communities established during the Manhattan Project relied on Native American cooperation.