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On This Day — US Detonates First Nuclear Weapon (July 16 1945)

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that … Continue reading

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On This Day — Einstein Letter to FDR (October 11 1939)

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem … Continue reading

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The Los Alamos Primer — An Introduction

“The [Los Alamos] Primer is an extraordinary document. Perusing it gives one a sense of being there at the start of the Los Alamos project. In its 24 pages, Serber both adroitly summarized the state of existing knowledge and laid … Continue reading

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