Session J3: Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project: 65th Anniversary (Followed by Panel Discussion)

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Sunday, April 13, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: St. Louis E

Sponsoring Units: FHP FPS
Chair: Benjamin Bederson, New York University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.J3.2

Abstract: J3.00002 : Recollections of a very junior physicist at Los~Alamos, 1944-1946

11:21 AM–11:57 AM

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  Anthony P. French
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The author came to Los Alamos as a member of the~British Mission after two years of making fission cross section measurements at the~Cavendish Laboratory. He worked in a group headed by Egon Bretscher in Enrico Fermi's F~Division. The talk presents his personal memories and experiences at Los Alamos as~compared to his life and work in wartime Britain.

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