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Eleanor Gish

Laboratory AssistantChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

Eleanor Gish was a laboratory worker at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.

According to Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan ProjectGish and coworkers “studied the important question of how many neutrons emerge during an average fission reaction, and how many of these can be expected to trigger the fission of a second nucleus.”

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