Truman P. Kohman

Truman P. Kohman (1916-2010) was an American chemist.

Kohman worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory and at Hanford, where he met his wife, Jane Sievers. He was an expert on radiochemistry and gamma ray sources. Kohman signed the Szilard Petition, and after the Manhattan Project, advocated for peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Kohman was a professor of chemistry and astronomy for many years at Carnegie Mellon University. Among other scientific contributions, he analyzed some of the first lunar samples brought back to Earth by the Apollo 11 mission. The asteroid MP 4177-Kohman is named in his honor.


Truman P. Kohman's Timeline

  • 1916 Mar 8th Born in Champaign, Illinois.
  • 1938 Received a B.S. in Chemistry from Harvard University.
  • 1942 to 1945 Worked on the Manhattan Project at the Chicago Met Lab and Hanford.

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