the scientists The Manhattan Project was a research and development program that created one of the most dangerous weapons the world has ever seen, the atomic bomb. The project started with 600 scientist to 6,000 scientist The first test on that atomic bomb was known as project trinity. The three most important people in the project were Oppenheimer(scientist), Grove’s (military) and Bush (Liaison).
J. Robert Oppenheimer Julius Robert Oppenheimer born in April 22, 1904 and death February 18, 1967. He was Theoretical Physicist and Professor at the university of California. (Berkeley) Was Director of the Manhattan Project. Working alongside with Brigadier General Leslie Grove during world war II. The person who created the first nuclear energy weapon.
General Leslie Grove’s He was the military Director of the Manhattan Project who handpicked Oppenheimer for the position of the Director under Grove’s authority. The reason why Grove picked Oppenheimer was because Oppenheimer had the most Intel on Atomic Theory, but never won a Nobel Prize. Isidor Rabi considered Grove a genius when nobody called Grove a genius.
Vannevar Bush Born March 11,1890 and day of death June 28, 1978, he lived to be 84 years old. He was the political organizer for the project of the atomic bomb. Director of the Office of Scientific Research and development and the six thousand best scientist in America that presented their ideas of science to warfare.
Project Trinity On July 16, 1945 somewhere near the area of Alamogordo, New Mexico was the first test of the atomic bomb. The day before, Oppenheimer was given news from Enrico Fermi that the bomb was finished and was ready to be tested. Seeing the blast of the bomb Oppenheimer muttered to himself, out of regret, a verse from the Hindu bible. “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”.
The Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb was the first nuclear weapon ever created After project trinity was done the government asked for two bombs, The Little Boy and The Fat Man, and dropped them both on Japan month of July, 1945 After that tragic event, the workers that helped make the weapon started to commit suicide or live with the regret of killing a great number of innocence people to the end of their days
The first start The first time the Manhattan engineer district started, they had a major general named Eugene Reybold and a commander colonel James C. Marshall in august 16, 1942 But Eugene Reynold was replaces by Dr. Vannevar Bush because Bush thought that Reybold was not the person they were looking for
The second Time The Government found a replacement that was a colonel named Leslie Grove’s The government ordered Leslie to present himself to them Grove’s went to the government thinking he had been qualified for a combat mission, but they told him that he was going to direct the Manhattan Project and that it would be the mission that could change the coarse of the war Grove said yes, on one condition, to promote him from colonel to General and then he would work on the Manhattan Project
The Three Questions Why did Oppenheimer say “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”? Why did Bush replace Reybold for Grove’s? Write me one of the two things that the workers did after the bombing on Japan?
The Answers Oppenheimer was full of regret. Vannevar bush thought that Reybold was not the man they were looking for. They committed suicide or lived with the regret of killing innocent people to the end of their days.