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Manhattan Project (1942–45)

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  • Hans Heinrich von Halban (1908 - 1964)
    von Halban (Leipzig, 24 January 1908 – Paris, 28 November 1964) was a French physicist, of Austrian-Jewish descent. Contents [show] [edit]FamilyHe was descended on his father's side from Polish Jews, w...
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    Nuclear Physicist John Robert Huizenga, Ph D (1921 - 2014)
    Awards and honors Huizenga was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fellow) in 1992. He was a 1966 recipient of the Ernest Orlando Lawre...
  • Paul Hugh Emmett (1900 - 1985)
    Hugh Emmett (September 22, 1900 – April 22, 1985) was an American chemist best known for his pioneering work in the field of catalysis and for his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He ...
  • Alexander Suss Langsdorf, Jr. (1912 - 1996)
    Langsdorf Jr. (May 30, 1912 – May 24, 1996) was an American physicist on the team that developed the atomic bomb and several devices related to nuclear physics. He was a vocal opponent of the use and p...
  • Zay Jeffries (1888 - 1965)
    Jeffries (April 22, 1888 – May 21, 1965) was an American mining engineer, metallurgist, consulting engineer and recipient of the 1946 John Fritz Medal.BiographyJeffries was born in Willow Lake, South D...


Some 600,000 men and women have worked on the Manhattan project.

Director: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Theoretical Division: Hans Bethe