This section provides an overview of the history of the Manhattan Project, the key organizations involved, the science behind the bomb, and more.
The development of early computing benefited enormously from the Manhattan Project’s innovation.
Doctor Atomic is an opera composed by John Adams with a libretto by Peter Sellars about the Manhattan Project and the Trinity Test.
Both the Oak Ridge and Hanford sites were chosen for their isolation and access to hydropower from surrounding river systems.
A number of scientists associated with the Manhattan Project were eventually investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Nuclear power is controversial among governments, experts and the public. Three high-profile accidents contribute to public fear surrounding nuclear power.
A nuclear reactor is a device that initiates, moderates, and controls the output of a nuclear chain reaction.
Since World War II, bells have served as proponents of freedom, peace, and remembrance internationally. At the A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell symbolizes the strides for peace and reconciliation between Japan and the United States.
In 1954, J. Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance was revoked by the Atomic Energy Commission.