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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 3: Los Alamos from Below Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Los Alamos from Below Summary and Analysis

This very long chapter begins its life as a lecture Mr. Feynman gives at a conference at Los Alamos, and has been previously published as one of nine lectures in a volume called Reminiscences of Los Alamos.

The chapter is called "Los Alamos from Below" because he is very low on the totem pole during his time at Los Alamos (and not the distinguished professor he would eventually become). Therefore he is showing us the Manhattan Project through the eyes of the common worker, rather than through the eyes of project leaders forced to make very difficult decisions. Although he later admits that, while he was not exactly running the place as a newly minted Ph.D., he was not the lowliest grunt worker either.

We hear about how he learns about the...

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