Ronald Mickens is a physicist who currently teaches at Clark Atlanta University. He is a prominent voice in the African American scientific community, and has written several works documenting the feats of previous black physicists, including The African American Presence in Physics, and Edward Bouchet: The First African-American Doctorate. He was friendly with several African-American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, such as J. Ernest Wilkins.
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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.
George L. Kehl
George Kehl was a metallurgist and professor at Columbia University’s School of Mines. He worked at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project.
Percy Spencer was an American physicist and inventor. Spencer was born in 1894 in Howland, Maine. He dropped out of grammar school at age 12 to work as a spindle boy in a weaving mill, but in his early years he taught himself about electricity, even setting up a new electrical system at a local […]