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aghill
1304472.  Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:31 am Reply with quote

When the project to build the atomic bomb started, Einstein was not part of the project because no one knew where he was. He was living on Long Island reportedly in fear of Nazi assassins under the name 'Dr. Moore'. Eugene Wigner set out to find Einstein but when asking in the hamlet of Cutchogue where they hoped he would be, none of the residents had heard of him. As they were leaving they stopped at the side of the road and asked a small boy if they knew Professor Einstein and he said yes. He took them to Einstein which resulted in him writing a letter to Roosevelt which started the Manhattan Project. Wigner was also at the first ever nuclear chain reaction which took place in a squash court in Chicago.

 

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