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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed through wartime urgency, shadowed by means of the ancient implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the big apple Project—many of them strangely young—raced to appreciate atomic power and plumb its energy to finish international warfare II. In 1960, for the Columbia college Oral heritage learn middle, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Nineteen Thirties, his paintings at the new york venture at Chicago and Oak Ridge, and his post-war occupation at MIT.

Upon the invention of point sixty one, in 1945, Coryell’s spouse, greedy the Promethean nature of nuclear expertise, provided the identify Promethium and quoted: “You have stolen hearth from the gods, and mankind may possibly undergo for it.” Her quote and his reminiscences echo this present day because the international grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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