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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed via wartime urgency, shadowed via the historical implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the ny Project—many of them strangely young—raced to appreciate atomic power and plumb its energy to finish global warfare II. In 1960, for the Columbia collage Oral heritage examine heart, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Thirties, his paintings at the big apple undertaking 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 know-how, provided the identify Promethium and quoted: “You have stolen fireplace from the gods, and mankind might undergo for it.” Her quote and his reminiscences echo this day because the global grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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