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George Economou was an optical systems expert. 

Economou graduated from Harvard University with a degree in astronomy. In 1944, he joined the Army and was assigned to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He worked on photography, capturing photos for the Trinity Test.

After the war, he worked in private industry and became a world-renowned expert on large telescopes. For more information, please see his obituary.

Benjamin C. Benjamin (L) and George Economou (R) preparing Torpex charges for shock velocity determinations at the Trinity Site

George Economou inflating a balloon to be used to raise primacord at the Trinity Site

Benjamin C. Benjamin (L) and George Economou (R) setting up shock switches at the Trinity Site

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