Atomic Bomb Research Article from History Firsthand

This Study Guide consists of approximately 231 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Atomic Bomb.
This section contains 386 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Atomic Bomb Encyclopedia Article

After overseeing the construction of the uranium and plutonium plants, Groves moved on to the actual construction of the bomb. In October 1942, he selected J. Robert Oppenheimer to direct the scientific research and design of the bomb. Oppenheimer had attended Harvard University during the 1920s. He had also studied physics with Chadwick and Rutherford in Great Britain. He earned his doctorate in Germany where he gained an international reputation as a physicist. When Oppenheimer returned to the United States, he got a job at the University of California. There he became a leader in atomic research. It was while he was working in California that he was chosen by Groves to direct the scientific effort of the Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer and Groves were in agreement that the Manhattan Project needed a central laboratory where scientists could collaborate on theoretical problems as well as the physical...

(read more)

This section contains 386 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Atomic Bomb Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
History Firsthand
Atomic Bomb from History Firsthand. ©2001-2006 by Greenhaven Press, Inc., an imprint of The Gale Group. All rights reserved.