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Manhattan Project (1942–45)

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  • Dr Alan Nunn May (1911 - 2003)
    Nunn May was the youngest of four children of Walter Frederick Nunn May, a brassfounder, and Mary Annie, née Kendall. He was born in Bedruthan, Park Hill, Moseley, Birmingham, and educated at King...
  • Sir Henry Thomas Tizzard, GCB AFC FRS (1885 - 1959)
    The senior British defence scientist who was visiting Adelaide at the time of the death of Somerton Man Sir Henry Thomas Tizard was born on 23 August 1885, in Medway, Kent, England, United Kingdom,...
  • Robert Byron Giles, Jr. (1921 - 2009)
    Dr. Robert Byron Giles Jr. maintained his passion for research throughout his 40 years as a Dallas internist. His research background included working on the Manhattan Project during World War II and...
  • 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...


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

Director: J. Robert Oppenheimer

Theoretical Division: Hans Bethe