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"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." These are the words attributed to J. Robert Oppenheimer as he witnessed the detonation of a nuclear weapon that he had contributed to creating. Oppenheimer and many other scientists took part in the famous Manhattan Project, which produced the world's first atomic bomb and left a legacy of nuclear power - for good and for ill - that would be felt by citizens of the world for generations to come. The Atomic Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Manhattan Project and the atomic age it produced. Historians, educators, and general readers will find much of interest on the page linked above, which provides access to "oral histories, interpretive vignettes, and articles about the Manhattan project and its legacy." Users can navigate to these contents using quick links on the main page or the History tab in the menu at the top of the page, which includes sections such as "Projects Sites," "Timeline," "Key Documents," as well as lesson plans and a Google Map of important sites. Further, the "Profiles" tab in the menu links to profiles of some of the 600,000 people who worked on the Manhattan Project in various capacities. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2021/1119
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November 10th at 3:15pm
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November 12th at 3:32pm
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