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James H. Coon

PhysicistLos Alamos, NM

Chicago, ILTrinity Site
Manhattan Project VeteranScientist
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James H. Coon was an American physicist. He worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory and at Los Alamos. He helped calibrate instruments for the 100-ton TNT test and the Trinity test. After the war, he had a long career at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

James H. Coon's Timeline
1914 Nov 9th Born.
1937 Received his BS in chemistry from Indiana University at Bloomington.
1942 Received his PhD in physics from the University of Chicago.
1996 Mar 10th Passed away.

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