Tag Archives: Richard Rhodes

On Clocks, Nuclear Armageddon, and President Obama

Originally published here. On September 26, 1945, a group of scientists from the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago put months of informal discussions into formal text, and founded an organization that they called the Atomic Scientists of Chicago. The Metallurgical Laboratory was part of the Manhattan Project; in fact, anyone who had been [...]
Posted in Nuclear Weapons | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bringing Oppenheimer Back To Life: An Interview With Richard Rhodes

Originally published here. Way back when I was in college, someone gave me a book that they thought I should read. “You’ve been working with plutonium, and you have an interest in nuclear weapons. You really ought to read this book.” The book was The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes. He was [...]
Posted in Cold War History, General, Interviews, Nuclear Weapons | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment