Tag Archive: Atomic Bomb

Albert Einstein and the Atomic Bomb

Posted on August 6, 2011 6:09 pm Published by 1 Comment

By Dr. Jürgen Neffe


Since 1934, Leo Szilard had been pondering the possibility of neutron chain reactions and the massive explosions that would result. While Einstein purportedly still doubted whether atomic bombs could be built at all, the press … Read the article

Truman and Stalin

How Much Did Stalin Know?

Posted on July 16, 2011 5:12 pm Published by 1 Comment

By Micheal D. Gordin

On July 16, a day before Terminal began, scientists working for the Manhattan Project had detonated the world’s first atomic explosion in the desert outside Alamogordo, New Mexico: Operation Trinity. Atop a hundred- foot- tall tower, … Read the article