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Wayne A. Bowers

PhysicistLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project Veteran

Wayne Alexander Bowers was born on March 1, 1919 in Bilbao, Spain. His father traveled as a minister, so Bowers grew up in small towns throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In 1943, he earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University. He worked under Hans Bethe.

In 1944, he joined the Theoretical Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.

Bowers passed away on August 28, 2008.

Wayne A. Bowers's Timeline
1934 Graduated from Wadsworth High School in Ohio.
1938 Graduated from Oberlin College.
1943 Earned Ph.D.
19461947 Worked as a research associate at MIT.
1947 Became a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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