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Philip Burton Moon (1907-1994) was a British physicist.

Moon was a pioneering physicist during his time at England’s Cavendish Laboratory during the 1930s. This notoriety earned him a membership on the MAUD Committee, which demonstrated the potential for the creation of a nuclear weapon.

Once this realization became known, Moon was soon recruited to be a member of the British contingent of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He helped design equipment that measured the impact of the Trinity nuclear test.

Philip Burton Moon's Timeline
1907 May 17th Born in Lewisham, England, United Kingdom.
19281931 Worked with Sir Mark Oliphant at the Cavendish Laboratory in England.
19441945 Conducted research as part of the British delegation to the Manhattan Project.
Died in Worcester, England, United Kingdom.

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