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
EngineerUniversity of California, Berkeley
Los Alamos, NMTrinity Site
EngineerManhattan Project Veteran
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.
Edgar Sengier (1879 – 1963) was the director of Union Miniere du Haut Katanga. After being warned by British scientists regarding the potential danger were the uranium ore to fall into the wrong hands, Sengier decided to transport half the uranium stockpile from the Congo to the United States in 1940.