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Phillip Broughton

Health PhysicistUniversity of California, Berkeley

Phillip Broughton Listen to Phillip Broughton's Oral History on Voices of the Manhattan Project

Phillip Broughton is a health physicist and Deputy Laser Safety Officer at University of California Berkeley.

Broughton has a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Master’s in health physics from Oregon State University. In 2002, Broughton spent a year working at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where in addition to serving as the science cryogenics handler, he also became the Station’s bartender.

Broughton has been a health physicist at UC Berkeley since 2008, where he manages radiation safety at the university labs. During the course of his time at UC Berkeley, he has come across materials left by professors involved with the Manhattan Project, such as Glenn Seaborg.

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