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Morris Perlman

Project StaffLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/Staff

A staff worker at Los Alamos and brother of Theodore Perlman who also worked on the Manhattan Project. Both brothers attended Louisiana State University. Morris continued his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of California – Berkeley, where he was under the wing of Glenn Seaborg, one of the most famous chemists of the 20th century. Morris married Ilse Perlman, and Isle Perlman worked on the Manhattan Project too.

In 1942, Morris Perlman along with Glenn Seaborg co-discovered the physical element of Plutonium, which was the necessary explosive ingredient, for the atom bomb.

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Morris Perlman Obituary

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