William E. Ogle

William Ogle (1918-1984) was an American physicist.

Ogle was born in Los Angeles. He studied at the University of Nevada before going on to earn an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois.

In 1944, Ogle went to work on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He stayed on after the war to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 25 years, and worked on every nuclear test in Nevada and in the Marshall Islands during that time. During Operation Ivy, the first American hydrogen bomb test, Ogle served as scientific commander.

William Ogle died on May 16, 1984 in Palo Alto, California.

 

William E. Ogle's Timeline

  • 1918 Born in Los Angeles.
  • 1944 to 1946 Worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.
  • 1946 to 1972 Worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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