Duane Sewell began working with the Manhattan Project in 1941. He was one of the first people to arrive at Oak Ridge and experienced first-hand some of the difficulties there with cyclotrons and isotope separation. After the war, Sewell returned to Berkeley and, in 1950, became the development coordinator for the MTA linear accelerator project involving the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory.
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Duane Sewell's Timeline
1918 Aug 15th Born in Oakland, California.
1940 Received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Pacific in Physics.
1940 Began graduate work in physics at the University of California at Berkeley.
1941 Began work for the Manhattan Project.