Paul Aebersold (1910-1967) was a nuclear physicist. He wrote his dissertation at Berkeley on “The Collimation of Fast Neutrons” and was involved in the development of the cyclotrons under Ernest Lawrence.
In 1942, he became a special assistant to Lawrence, and was tasked with administering the growth of the Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. In 1943, he served as head of the Information Division of the Rad Lab. In 1944 he transferred to Oak Ridge, where he was a member of the Research Control Division of the District Engineer’s Office. In June 1945, he was sent to Los Alamos to conduct radiation measurements and health research before and after the Trinity test.
After the war, Aebersold remained at Oak Ridge. He was a pioneer in the radioisotopes work there, retiring as the Director of the Division of Isotopes Development.