News and Articles
News and Articles
Wreckage of the USS Indianapolis Found
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The USS Indianapolis was one of two Portland-class cruisers built during the early 1930s. During World War II, the ship saw action in New Guinea, the Aleutian Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In the summer of 1945, the Indianapolis was selected for a top-secret mission: delivering components of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb.
Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Hiroshima
Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has more than 460 interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website. Here are some excerpts in which veterans and their family members recall and reflect on the bombing of Hiroshima.
New Program Explores University of Chicago’s Role in Manhattan Project
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has produced a new “Ranger in Your Pocket” online program on the University of Chicago’s role in the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort to produce an atomic bomb during World War II.
Nuclearization in France: The Politics of Frédéric Joliot-Curie
Thursday, July 20, 2017
By AHF Research Assistant Simon Mairson. This summer, I spent seven weeks conducting research for my senior thesis in Paris, France, at the Institut Curie, a cancer foundation, museum, and archive collection dedicated to the Curie family. My Parisian perusing was specifically focused on Frédéric Joliot-Curie, the father of the French nuclear program.
Remembering the Trinity Test
Sunday, July 16, 2017
On July 16, 1945, at 5:29 AM MT, Manhattan Project scientists conducted the world’s first atomic bomb test at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to feature dozens of audio/visual interviews with Trinity test eyewitnesses on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.