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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed via wartime urgency, shadowed by way of the old implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the big apple Project—many of them unusually young—raced to appreciate atomic power and plumb its energy to finish global struggle II. In 1960, for the Columbia collage Oral background learn middle, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Thirties, his paintings at the big apple undertaking at Chicago and Oak Ridge, and his post-war occupation at MIT.

Upon the invention of point sixty one, in 1945, Coryell’s spouse, greedy the Promethean nature of nuclear know-how, provided the identify Promethium and quoted: “You have stolen hearth from the gods, and mankind may well endure for it.” Her quote and his memories echo at the present time because the global grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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