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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed by way of wartime urgency, shadowed through the ancient implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the new york Project—many of them unusually young—raced to appreciate atomic power and plumb its energy to finish international battle II. In 1960, for the Columbia collage Oral heritage study middle, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Thirties, his paintings at the new york venture 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 fireplace from the gods, and mankind could undergo for it.” Her quote and his reminiscences echo this day because the international grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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