Jewish Scientists Helped America Build the Atom Bomb

J. Robert Oppenheimer is probably the best-known Jewish scientist born in the US who worked at the Manhattan Project (MP), the program that produced the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Were there other US-born Jewish scientists at MP? If so, who were they and what did they contribute? Edward Teller is probably the best-known Jewish scientist at MP not born in the US, who later also worked on the hydrogen bomb. Were there other foreign-born Jewish scientists at MP? If so, who were they and what did they contribute? The 26 biographical sketches presented below make a (belated) start at answering these questions. I realize the lists are not exhaustive. Comprehensive coverage would require book-length treatment, which I’m hoping someone else will undertake. US-Born Jewish Scientists at MP J. Robert Oppenheimer: Scientific director of the Los Alamos Laboratory. Without his decisive, inspirational and in many ways fearless leadership, the...(Read Full Article)

COMMENTS ON AMERICANTHINKER