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Raymond L. Murray

PhysicistUniversity of California, Berkeley

Oak Ridge, TNY-12 Plant
Manhattan Project VeteranScientist
Raymond Murray

Raymond Murray was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley under the guidance of J. Robert Oppenheimer and also worked at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In May 1942, Murray joined the research on the electromagnetic method of uranium separation under Ernest Lawrence in the Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. At Oak Ridge, Murray was the Assistant Building Superintendent of the Y-12 Beta Bulding. After the war, Murray sated at Oak Ridge until 1950 when he went to North Carolina State University as Professor of Physics. He remained there for over five decades. 

Raymond L. Murray's Timeline
1941 Studied under J. Robert Oppenheimer as graduate student at University of California, Berkeley
1942 May Joined the Radiation laboratory and researched uranium isotope separation with Ernest Lawrence
1943 Dec Transferred to Oak Ridge and became Assistant Building Superintendent of Y-12
1950 Became Professor of Physics at North Carolina Sate University

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