This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
Operation Crossroads was a series of nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946.
Operation Plumbbob was a series of 29 nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. military between May 28 and October 7, 1957, at the Nevada Test Site.
In 1954, J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance was revoked by the Atomic Energy Commission.
Nuclear science has many peaceful implications for science and technology.
Plutonium's discovery in 1941 created unique opportunities and challenges for scientists.
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.