VIDEO: The Manhattan Project

American Innovation Series

National Association of Scholars

The Manhattan Project, the name for America's atomic bomb program, was one of the most tightly kept secrets of the war. What is the story behind this secretive program? How was the atomic bomb developed, and how was it kept such a close secret? How has America's atomic program changed since the inception of the Manhattan Project?

This event features Cynthia Kelly, founder and president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation; Tom Ramos, a physicist and author of From Berkeley to Berlin: How the Rad Lab Helped Avert Nuclear War; and Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science and nuclear technology and a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Photo by Jo Van de kerkhove on Unsplash

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