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James Leo Woods

Director of Tool and Dye MakingColumbia University

Manhattan Project Veteran

James Leo Woods worked at Columbia University in the Pupin Laboratory as the head of the Tool and Dye making department. He interacted with Enrico Fermi, who told Woods to go to Los Alamos at the end of the war, but was unaware of his contribution to the atomic bomb until it was publicly announced. 

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