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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed by means of wartime urgency, shadowed through 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 international battle II. In 1960, for the Columbia college Oral background examine 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 long island undertaking at Chicago and Oak Ridge, and his post-war occupation at MIT.

Upon the invention of aspect 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 may possibly endure for it.” Her quote and his memories echo this present day because the global grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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