George Cowan joined the Manhattan Project in 1942 at the Met Lab as a chemist for Enrico Fermi’s group, and also worked for Columbia University. He was also involved in Operation Crossroads after the war.
ChemistLos Alamos, NM
Chicago, ILColumbia UniversityMarshall IslandsOak Ridge, TN
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George Cowan's Timeline
1941 Received his Bachelor's degree.
1942 May Went to work at the Met Lab under Herb Anderson.
19501952 Helped develop the first thermonuclear device.