News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project Veterans Database Reaches 10,000 Profiles
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that the Manhattan Project Veterans Database now includes more than 10,000 profiles. The database is the most comprehensive list of Manhattan Project veterans online.
AHF 2015 Annual Report Now Available
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation’s 2015 annual report is now available online. The report details AHF’s accomplishments in 2015 and provides updates on our efforts to preserve and interpret the history and legacy of the Manhattan Project. Highlights include:
Manhattan Project Spotlight: Robert Lamphere and the Atomic Spies
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In May of 1950, a 32-year-old FBI agent named Robert Lamphere came face-to-face with Klaus Fuchs. The Soviet spy was “very reserved,” Lamphere recalled. “Somewhat shy, perhaps a touch of arrogance underneath the shyness. Right off the bat, he wasn’t sure he wanted to tell me anything.”
African Americans and the Manhattan Project
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This Black History Month, we recognize the important, though often overlooked, role of African Americans on the Manhattan Project. Black workers, many striving to escape the racial terror of Jim Crow and the drought that devastated rural farming communities following the Great Depression, joined the project in the thousands.
Public Meets with National Park Service on New Park
Friday, February 12, 2016
The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently held the first public meetings on the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Oak Ridge, TN (February 1), Hanford, WA (February 4), and Los Alamos, NM (February 8). A total of several hundred people attended these sessions and shared different perspectives on how the new park should be interpreted.
In Memoriam: Warren Nyer
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We are sad to report that Manhattan Project scientist Warren Nyer died on February 4, 2016 at the age of 94. Nyer had the unusual distinction of working at four different project sites: Chicago, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos. According to his son Michael, he was the last living member of the group that worked directly under Enrico Fermi at the Chicago Metallurgical Lab.
"Manhattan" Not Renewed for 3rd Season
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The television show “Manhattan” aired its second season on WGN America in 2015. The show portrayed a fictionalized version of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. The second season focused on the challenges of designing and assembling the “Gadget” for the Trinity test, the security situation and espionage, and personal relationships.
“Ranger in Your Pocket: Los Alamos” Tour Launches
Friday, January 29, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) and the Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) have launched an online “Ranger in Your Pocket” program on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, NM. The Los Alamos tour features fifteen audio/visual vignettes focusing on several key Manhattan Project properties.
The Manhattan Project and the Search for New Elements
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recently confirmed the discovery of four new elements. These elements, with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118, will soon be officially named and will complete the seventh row of the periodic table.