Norris Bradbury

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Norris Bradbury
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Norris Bradbury
Born(1909-05-30)30 May 1909
Died20 August 1997(1997-08-20) (aged 88)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materPomona College BA
University of California, Berkeley PhD
Known forSucceeded J. Robert Oppenheimer as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
AwardsLegion of Merit (1945)
Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (1966)
Enrico Fermi Award (1970)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsStanford University
University of California
Los Alamos National Laboratory
ThesisStudies on the mobility of gaseous ions (1932)
Doctoral advisorLeonard B. Loeb
Signature
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Norris Edwin Bradbury (30 May 1909 – 20 August 1997), was an American physicist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years from 1945 to 1970. He replaced Robert Oppenheimer. Bradbury worked with Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Bradbury was in charge of the final assembly of "the Gadget", detonated in July 1945 for the Trinity test.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "Interview with Norris Bradbury, 1986 [1]". WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  • "Interview with Norris Bradbury, 1986 [2]". WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved 26 February 2014.