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Roy W. Carlson

EngineerUniversity of California, Berkeley

Los Alamos, NMTrinity Site
EngineerManhattan Project Veteran
Roy W. Carlson's Los Alamos ID badge photo

Roy W. Carlson was an engineer. He worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and the University of California, Berkeley, as a member of the Explosives Division and Group X-2A. He was a consultant for the Trinity test, and was one of the people in charge of designing Jumbo and overseeing its construction. He was a pioneer in concrete technology.

Roy W. Carlson's Timeline
1931 Received his Master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
1939 Received his Sc.D from MIT.
19431945 Worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and University of California, Berkeley.
1974 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
1990 Passed away.

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