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The Manhattan Project

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PHYS 199M Lecture 11: Positrons
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PHYS 199M Lecture 14: Secrecy and Government Involvement
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• Secrecy and government involvement o People began to wor...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 3: Radioactivity Explained
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• Review: Discoveries of the Curies o New elements were di...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 18: MetLab
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• 1942: Key questions o August: S1 committee had come to t...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 13: Fission Part 2
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PHYS 199M Lecture 15: Critical Mass
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• The War o April 1940 ▪ The “phony war” e...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 16: Beginning Of The Manhattan Project
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• Toward Criticality o Bohr’s identification of 235U as th...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 8: WWI
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• During WWI, it became obvious that technology and science were c...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 17: After Pearl Harbor
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• Review o State of Bureaucracy in 1941 ▪ ...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 9: Oppenheimer and Nuclear Reactions
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PHYS 199M Lecture 10: Discovery Of Nucleus
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PHYS 199M Lecture 6: Light and Things
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• Robert Millikan o American o Determined the charg...

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PHYS 199M Lecture 4: Decay and Rutherford
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PHYS 199M Lecture 7: Many People and WWI
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PHYS 199M Lecture 12: Nuclear Fission
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