News and Articles
News and Articles
William F. Lightfoot and the “Fat Man” Fireset
Monday, June 6, 2016
On a recent trip to the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, Bill Lightfoot came across something surprising. On display was one of the firesets, or electronic fuses, that his father, William F. Lightfoot, worked on for the Raytheon Company during the Manhattan Project.
Conference to Explore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Digital Archives
Thursday, June 2, 2016
This fall, a conference in Boston and New York will bring together Japanese and American high school students, atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha), and the general public. The sessions will explore innovative digital archives on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Manhattan Project Veterans & Experts on Pres. Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Friday, May 27, 2016
Manhattan Project veterans and experts are reacting to President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting president to visit the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.
New Articles on Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Thursday, May 26, 2016
With President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, interest in the atomic bombings and the debate over them has spiked in the past month. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is currently developing new articles on the Manhattan Project and World War II to educate students, scholars, and members of the general public.
In Memoriam: Irene LaViolette
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We are sad to report the passing of our friend, Manhattan Project veteran Irene LaViolette. She died on May 20, 2016. From defying the Nazis in occupied Greece to her work at Hanford Site, LaViolette had many exciting stories to share about her World War II experiences.