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Richard Feynman on the Atom Bomb

December 6, 2012

Feynman_200Below please find a link to a clip that might help with your paper due on Monday. It will help give you an idea of the kind of things that people were thinking in the fall of 1945, following the first uses of the atomic weapons in August. The speaker is Richard Feynman (1918-1988), a brilliant nuclear physicist and native of Far Rockaway, Queens, who was still a young graduate student when he was drafted to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project that built the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The whole clip is worth watching, but you MUST watch from about 3:20 to the end, which pertains directly to your final paper. He talks about his realization of the moral implications of the thing that he helped to build. Thanks to Yan Levitsky of my 3:40 pm Core 1220 section for bringing this clip to my attention.

Richard Feynman on the Atom Bomb

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