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James Chapman

James R. Chapman was an engineer working for Stone & Webster when he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project. In early fall 1942, he was assigned to a team that would eventually design the Y-12 Electromagnetic Separation Plant at Oak Ridge. His mathematical background was essential in early planning stages; he was respobnsible for making educated guesses about the proper amounts of materials required to make the separation process work. 


James Chapman's Timeline

  • 1942 Joined "X Project" Team under the direction of Gus Klein. This was the name originally given to the team tasked with designing the Y-12 Plant.

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