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Elliot Charney was an American Chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University.

Charney received his B.S. in Chemistry from the City College of New York in 1942 and was recruited to join the Manhattan Project by John Dunning, the chemist in charge of the gaseous diffusion program at Columbia University. Charney worked closely with Edward Norris and Edward Adler in the basement of the Pupin Laboratory to develop a suitable barrier for the gaseous diffusion process of uranium separation.

After the war, Charney wrote the first volume of the history of the Manhattan Project from the Atomic Energy Commission. After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1956, Charney joined the National Insitutes of Health, where he would remained until his retirement in 1990.

Elliot Charney's Timeline
1922 Jun 1st Born in New York City.
1942 Received B.S. in Chemistry from the City College of New York.
1942 Oct Joined the Manhattan Project at Columbia University.
19501952 Wrote the first volume of the history of the Manhattan Project for the Atomic Energy Commission.
1956 Received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.
19561990 Joined the National Institutes of Health.
1997 Mar 25th Died in Hartland, Vermont.

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