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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

ISBN-10: 0985671122

ISBN-13: 9780985671129

pushed by means of wartime urgency, shadowed by way of the old implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the new york Project—many of them unusually young—raced to appreciate atomic strength and plumb its strength to finish international warfare II. In 1960, for the Columbia college Oral heritage study heart, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Thirties, his paintings at the ny undertaking at Chicago and Oak Ridge, and his post-war occupation at MIT.

Upon the invention of aspect sixty one, in 1945, Coryell’s spouse, greedy the Promethean nature of nuclear know-how, provided the identify Promethium and quoted: “You have stolen hearth from the gods, and mankind might endure for it.” Her quote and his memories echo this present day because the international grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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