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FC: The Los Alamos Emblem By Jessica Brook

1: Los Alamos By Jessica Brook

2: "Both man of Science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery surrounded by it."-Oppenheimer | "No man Should escape our universities with out knowing how little they know."- Oppenheimer | J. R. Oppenheimer "I am becomedeath

3: Dear Diary, Life in Los Alamos is peaceful I suppose. Many of the scientist we have hired for this project will arrive here today. I will be there to welcome them, of course. then later I have a conference planned to tell them the rules of this place. What we are about to do is absolutely top secret. I wont even write what it is in this diary right now. Well, until then. -April 5, 1943

4: Dear Diary, Work here is going according to plan. I actually even have a hypothesis that Well have 100(g) of 25% of U-235 made by electromagnetic separation by June 1, 1944. -April 20, 1943 | Dear Diary, I haven't wrote in this diary in a while. Today was our first day of testing our results. The test was of the measurement of the Pu-239 fission yield. Exciting huh? -July 15, 1943

5: Dear Dairy, I finally got some time to write, work has been hectic recently. As far as our gun research goes here in Los Alamos. We fired our first high velocity gun since of course they're much easier to make. - September 17, 1943 | Dear Diary, I don't have much time right now, but I'm writing anyway. Our efforts to make the atomic bomb have a big explosion is struggling right now. today I suggested that George Kistiakowsky from OSRD should come and help. -September 23, 1483.

6: Dear Diary, George Kistiakowsky arrived today at Los Alamos. He seems to know what he's doing, but the way he works... doesn't seem to be right for this particular assignment. Who knows I might be wrong. - January 1944 Dear Diary, I guess I was right about Kidtiakowsky. Things didn't go as planed with him, but now we are starting an implosion theory group to get things moving. - January 11, 1944 | Picture of George Kistiakowsky

7: An atomic bomb going off | Dear Diary, Work is going good still, Kistaikowsky believe it or nor is actually now the leader of the implosion team now, weird huh? -February 16, 1944 | Dear Diary, Today we started testing a dummy bomb. We're hoping that with these test we will give us some idea of how the bomb does when in use. Today the results were promising. I pray that things continue at this rate.

8: Dear Diary, I haven't written in such a long time in this diary. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I wrote in here actually. Anyway, thats not important. To day we saw the fruits of our work for the first time. After planning and planning, and working and working, today I was the real bomb, the real thing, explode before my very own eyes. It worked, it really worked! There are no words to express how I feel right now. After 3 years, the Manhattan Project is complete. -July 16, 1945

9: - Little Boy | -General Leslie (on the left) and J. R. Oppenheimer (on the right).

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