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Kenneth Greisen

Kenneth Greisen was an American physicist. He worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He was the leader of Group X-1A (Photogoraphy with Flash X-Rays) until it was dissolved in May 1945. He then became the leader of the Group X-7 (Detonator Developments). His wife, Elizabeth Greisen, accompanied him to Los Alamos during the war.

Greisen's speciality was the astrophysics of cosmic rays and gamma radiation. After the war, he was a professor of physics and astronomy at Cornell University.

Kenneth Greisen's Timeline

  • 1918 Jan 24th Born in Perth Amboy, NJ.
  • 1938 Received his BS from Franklin & Marshall College.
  • 1942 Received his PhD in physics at Cornell University under Bruno Rossi.

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