News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project Spotlight: Deak Parsons
Thursday, September 29, 2016
“We’ve really caught a spy! A guy down here is trying to get in, and his uniform is as phony as a three dollar bill. He’s wearing the eagles of a colonel and claims that he is a captain.” These were the words of the MP on guard when Captain William “Deak” Parsons arrived at Los Alamos in June of 1943.
“Doomed to Cooperate”
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
On Tuesday, September 27, Dr. Siegfried Hecker, the former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (1986-1997), spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC about his new book, Doomed to Cooperate: U.S.-Russian Lab Collaboration.
Japanese Students Participate in US Study Tour
Monday, September 26, 2016
Six Japanese students recently visited the United States as part of a study tour on the experiences of American prisoners of war and the use of the atomic bombs during World War II. Kinue Tokudome, founder and director of the US-Japan Dialogue on POWs and a member of AHF’s Advisory Committee, organized the trip.
“Voices of the Manhattan Project” Website Now Features 400 Interviews
Friday, August 26, 2016
“Oppenheimer was able to just telephone people and say, “Come,” and they would come,” recalled Manhattan Project historian David Hawkins, who arrived at Los Alamos in 1943. “I was just thirty, and very inexperienced. I had no idea what I was getting in for.”
National Park Service Celebrates Centennial
Monday, August 22, 2016
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law, creating the National Park Service to oversee the management of all national parks and some national monuments.
New World War II History Articles Now Online
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has published new articles in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. These articles were also prompted by President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016, which generated considerable interest.