George Cowan

George Cowan joined the Manhattan Project in 1942 at the Met Lab as a chemist for Enrico Fermi’s group, and also worked for Columbia University. He was also involved in Operation Crossroads after the war.

George Cowan's Timeline

  • 1941 Received his Bachelor's degree.
  • 1942 May Went to work at the Met Lab under Herb Anderson.
  • 1950 to 1952 Helped develop the first thermonuclear device.

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