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By Julie E. Coryell,Joan Bainbridge Safford

pushed through wartime urgency, shadowed through the ancient implications in their paintings, scientists recruited to the big apple Project—many of them unusually young—raced to appreciate atomic strength and plumb its strength to finish global struggle II. In 1960, for the Columbia collage Oral heritage learn heart, American chemist Charles Coryell recorded an account of his schooling in southern California and Nazi Germany within the Nineteen Thirties, his paintings at the big apple venture 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 hearth from the gods, and mankind may possibly endure for it.” Her quote and his memories echo this day because the global grapples with the promise and perils of atomic energy.

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