This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
This article summarizes multilateral and bilateral nuclear weapon test ban treaties.
Since World War II, bells have served as proponents of freedom, peace, and remembrance internationally. At the A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell symbolizes the strides for peace and reconciliation between Japan and the United States.
Operation Crossroads was a series of nuclear weapons tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946.
On February 27, 1943, nine Norwegian commandos sabotaged the German-held Vemork plant outside of Rjukan, Norway. Operation Gunnerside successfully set back Germany's atomic bomb program.
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In 1954, J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance was revoked by the Atomic Energy Commission.
Amid a bitter rivalry with India, Pakistan became a nuclear power after testing its first bombs in 1998.
Nuclear science has many peaceful implications for science and technology.
Plutonium was first produced and isolated on December 14, 1940 at the University of California, Berkeley.