Little Boy and Fat Man Cast Shadows Over April Meeting

American Physical Society April Meeting 2017 — The Manhattan Project culminated in August 1945 with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing World War II to a sudden and dramatic close. More than 70 years later, historians, scientists, and the public continue to study and debate the project’s genesis, impact, and legacy. That debate took the stage at the APS April Meeting 2017, where a series of sessions highlighted how the singular and storied project laid the groundwork for massive public funding of U.S. science, and reminded attendees of the very real dangers nuclear weapons still pose.

Read the rest of Gabriel Popkin’s article, here.

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