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1945: Focused Frenzy

The posts over the last couple of days have been sparse; Not much new news about preparations for the Trinity test. That doesn’t mean that nothing’s been happening. Lots of stuff has been happening. Focused work toward a deadline. Single-minded fervor. The President is now on his way to that conference, and though the test […]

1945: Kistiakowsky under pressure

Kistiakowski, the chemist in charge of the implosive charges examines his inventory of the cast explosive charges. There aren’t enough high quality explosive lens parts for one complete bomb. Yeeowch! Not enough for one? It turns out that Oppenheimer has ordered two!!! Besides the Trinity bomb, he’s ordered a “Creutz” copy, or a “Chinese copy”* […]