Seventy-Five Years After Trinity

Inside Science  July 15, 2020
The Manhattan Project’s massive effort to build the first atomic bomb led to the Trinity test on July 16, 1945. The project had consumed huge amounts of resources in building weapons of unprecedented potency, gave godlike power to flawed humans. It also inspired innovations and actions that continue to cascade through science and culture in ways both predictable and surprising. The stories, videos and graphics collected here commemorate the 75th anniversary of Trinity and present a snapshot of how deeply the influence of the Manhattan Project has permeated science and culture. While we cannot possibly capture the full extent of the project’s history and legacy, in the timeline and stories present elements of it that are inspiring, surprising, or illuminating. As Manhattan Project physicist Joan Hinton told historian and physicist Ruth Howes, when the sound of the explosion reached those she had gathered with, “We suddenly started talking out loud and felt exposed to the whole world.”…read more.

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