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Eleanor Lewis

Laboratory TechnicianChicago, IL

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

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

On June 3, 1944, Lewis began working as a technician in Albert Ghiorso’s Instruments and Physical Measurements Group. Within the group, she worked with the isotope niobium-93. In January 1945, Lewis left the Met Lab.


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