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Ladies leaving one of the facilities at the end of a work day. Notice the sign in the upper right.

Shift change at the uranium enrichment facility in Oak Ridge. The billboard says, 'Make CEW count Continue to protect project information.' CEW stood for 'Clinton Engineer Works,' the Army name for the facility. (Ed Westcott/DOE)

More great women from Los Alamos history! Today, Dorothy McKibben -- the "gatekeeper" to Los Alamos -- was the first point of contact for all who worked on the Manhattan Project. She was appointed by Robert Oppenheimer (in photo) and became one of the most admired women of Project Y. #womenshistory

More great women from Los Alamos history! Today, Dorothy McKibben -- the "gatekeeper" to Los Alamos -- was the first point of contact for all who worked on the Manhattan Project. She was appointed by Robert Oppenheimer (in photo) and became one of the most admired women of Project Y. #womenshistory

History News Network | The Invisible Man at the Center of the Atomic Bomb Debate

Our Distant Cousin, Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves, Jr. of the Manhattan Project.

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.” ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer, after a nuclear test at Los Alamos.

Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the World War II effort to …

Emilio Segrè, Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, H.H. Staub, Victor Weisskopf, Erika Staub and Elfriede Segrè on a Sunday Hike

24 Extraordinary Photos Of The Making Of The Atomic Bomb

Images of the incredible individuals behind the Manhattan Project and their lives at Los Alamos.

Slouching towards Bethlehem... Birth of the Nuclear Genie

The Manhattan Project. Control Console, Pilot Plant for Production of Nagasaki Bomb Plutonium, Oak Ridge, TN 1943

Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town established by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 on an isolated farm. It was a secret location that became one of the most significant sites of the Manhattan Project. C.1940s

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

<b>Images of the incredible individuals behind the Manhattan Project and their lives at Los Alamos.</b>

Norris Bradbury with the Assembled Trinity Gadget in Tower, 15 July 1945

<b>Images of the incredible individuals behind the Manhattan Project and their lives at Los Alamos.</b>

Ernest O. Lawrence, Emmett L. Brown and J. Robert Oppenheimer peer at the controls of the 184-inch cyclotron, which was being converted in early 1946 from its wartime use to its original purpose as a cyclotron.

Nov. 5, 1955: A Flux of Genius

Today in Geek History: In 1955 Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown invented the flux capacitor after hitting his head on a sink.

The Scientific Odyssey Podcast    Episode 2.25.6: The World's Most Interesting Physicist, On The Mesa    http://traffic.libsyn.com/thescientificodyssey/Episode2256Podcast.mp3    A continuation of our biographical sketch of Richard Feynman during his time working on the Manhattan Project

The security badges produced for the Los Alamos project present a dizzying display of the many people who worked on the atomic bomb.

Some of the personnel involved in the project, such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, and Albert Einstein, are highlighted at http://www.mbe.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/index.htm.  A key piece in the history of the project's development is Einstein's letter to FDR, sited in the Leo Szilard Home Page, http://www.dannen.com/ae-fdr.html.

Clients seek out hairdressers to “do” their hair. Students seek out knowledge. Are you a client or a student?

A 1954 report from the birthplace of the atomic bomb wants you to know that everything is totally “normal” in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The Totally Normal Town Where Everyone Worked on Weapons of Mass Destruction

A 1954 report from the birthplace of the atomic bomb wants you to know that everything is totally “normal” in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Enola Gay

Atomic bomb of the Manhattan Project - Old photo of scientists and workers posing in front of a big atomic bomb.

10 célebres cientistas com posicionamentos políticos surpreendentes! - Julius Robert Oppenheimer em foto da revista Life – Foi estigmatizado como pai da bomba atômica, porém seu maior feito foi ser um dos fundadores da Física teórica moderna nos EUA.

Robert Oppenheimer working out physics equations on the blackboard in his office.

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