Did chien shiung Wu invent the atomic bomb?
No, the people apart of the Manhattan Project did.
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Atom Bomb Invention Short answer: Leo Szilard invented the Atomic Bomb in 1933and patented it in 1934. Development started in 1939 resulting inthe first test explosion in 1945. Longer answer: The first historically recognized step towards thecreation of the first atomic bomb took place one month b…efore thestart of World War II; August 1939. Albert Einstein signed aletter, written by Leo Szilard , addressed to Americanpresident Franklin D. Roosevelt advising him to fund research intothe possibility of using nuclear fission as a weapon in the eventthat Nazi Germany may also be conducting such research. Thisresearch, which was soon approved, became known as The ManhattanProject (1939-1947). Over the next six years, extensive tests, research and constructionon various test models and nuclear reactors would help shape thefirst nuclear weapon, which was detonated on July 16, 1945 nearAlamogordo, New Mexico. This test is commonly known as "Trinity"and it marked the start of a new era of weaponry and warfare. Just eight days after the first test, president Harry S. Trumanrevealed to the Soviets that he had a powerful new weapon ofunspecified type (although Truman did not say it was nuclear Stalinalready knew this because of spys in the Manhattan Project), andthirteen days after that "Little Boy" was dropped; the firstnuclear weapon to be used on an enemy target. (Hiroshima, Japan) Three days later, a second bomb, "Fat Man", was used againstNagasaki, Japan. With this final strike, Japan surrendered six dayslater. The Manhattan Project had plans and had built all thefacilities to drop 21 more atomic bombs (for a total of 23) onJapan in 1945 had they not surrendered when they did. Following the war, several more tests continued (OperationCrossroads: shots Able & Baker, summer 1946) and on January 1,1947, the Atomic Energy Act began effect, and the Manhattan Projectwas officially turned over to the United States Atomic EnergyCommission. (MORE)
Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb and reactor in 1933 as a more efficient method of transmuting elements . It took another 12 years plus a $2,000,000,000 investment by the US to build the first bombs. American scientists created the atomic bomb as a way to end World War II with a minimum amount …of bloodshed. Though it caused approximately 130,000 deaths when it was dropped on Hiroshima, it is estimated that it saved over half a million lives by being the means by which the war was ended. (MORE)
Atomic Bomb Scientists Though not involved in developing the Atomic Bomb, Albert Einstien, along with other scientists, told President Roosevelt that Germany had plans to purify uranium-235 which could be used in an atomic bomb. Not long after that, the US government began what was called "The Man…hatten Project." The goal of the project was to expediate research that would lead to the production of a viable atomic bomb. Harold C Urey and his peers at Columbia University devised an extraction system for the uranium and Ernest O. Lawrence from the University of California in Berkley devised a method of magnetic separation of the isotopes. Scientists who helped put the bomb together were: J. Robert Oppenheimer, the overseer of the Manhatten Project, David Bohm, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, Otto Frisch, Rudolf Peierls, Felix Bloch, Niels Bohr, Emilio Segre, James Franck, Enrico Fermi, Klaus Fuchs and Edward Teller. For more information about the atomic bomb please visit the link to the right, "The History of the Atomic Bomb." Deb most of the credit though should be given to Enrico Fermi. In 1938, Fermi received the Nobel Prize in physics at the age of 37 for his "demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons". Later Fermi and Szilard's reactor work was folded into the Manhattan Project. (MORE)
The atomic bomb was invented in 1933 by Leo Szilard, but ittook the Manhattan Project (1942 to 1947) to actually build thefirst ones.
A very large number of scientists and engineers working together in the Manhattan Project. There's no one person that can be definitively pointed to as the "inventor" of the atomic bomb; the list of people who were involved reads like a Who's Who in Physics of the first half of the 20th century: Opp…enheimer, Bohr, Fermi, Seaborg, Feynman, Szilard, and literally hundreds of others. (MORE)
During WW2 this was done under the Manhattan Project. There was a large team of scientists, the chief one was Dr Robert Oppenheimer. . Professor Rudolph Peierls and Otto Frisch were also involved. . The atomic bomb was originally invented in 1940 by German scientists, Professor Rudolph Peierls… and Otto Frisch who were both working for Britain at the time. During World War II, the United States , with the assistance (collaboration) of physicists, mathematicians, and engineers from the U.S., Britain, Canada and Europe, completed the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb. (The project started as the "Manhattan District Engineers" and only became "The Manhattan Project" some time later). There was some early speculation about the possibility of what could be done if a nuclear chain reaction was unleashed in a way that would allow it to build without control. For a roll call, consider that Robert Oppenheimer was the head of "science" for the Manhattan Project, and (in alphabetical order) Felix Block, David Bohm, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Otto Frisch, Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls, Emilio Segre, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner all played crucial roles in getting the weapon designed and built. The physicist Albert Einstein did not participate directly in the invention of the atomic bomb-but was instrumental in facilitating its development. His Special Theory of Relativity emphasized that a large amount of energy could be released from a small amount of matter. This was expressed by the equation E=mc2 (energy = mass times the speed of light squared). The atomic bomb would clearly illustrate this principle. The first demonstration of "the gadget" (the code name for the first atomic bomb) was at Trinity site in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and it proved that the weapon would detonate and that the chain would build as predicted. The second and third demonstrations were conducted in Japan, which brought a quick end to the Second World War. Just up to and during World War 2, Germany was also working to develop atomic weapons, but was hampered by many technical and political problems (including sabotage and Allied bombings) which prevented their successfully completing their work. This left the U.S. as the only nation to ever unleash nuclear weapons in an attack. . The first fission weapons, also known as "atomic bombs," were developed jointly by the United States, Britain and Canada during World War II in what was called the Manhattan Project. (Wikipedia) . Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb in 1933 while crossing a London street. He patented it in 1934. (British patent 630,726) The Manhattan Project built the first one in 1945. Robert oppenheimerIt was a group deal called the Manhattan Project. Einstein and Oppenheimer had a lot of input. (MORE)
The atomic bomb was not invented by any country, it wasinvented in 1933 by Leo Szilard (he was in London at the time, sowhen he patented the invention he sold it to the British Admiraltywho classified it to keep the idea away from the Nazis). However following the discovery in 1939 of fission in u…ranium-235by a team working in Germany and Sweden, the atomic bomb wasindependently reinvented (without any knowledge of Szilard'sclassified invention) by scientists in almost every industrializedcountry in the world. However it took the Manhattan Project (a joint U.S., U.K. Canadaproject) to actually build the massive industrial infrastructureneeded to begin building atomic bombs. No other country was evenprepared at the time to make this level of investment in such aspeculative technology and anything less could not have succeededin building an atomic bomb that could both work and be deliverableto a target. (MORE)
Answer . It was conducted by the United States on July 16, 1945,This wasthe first atomic bomb invented and tested. It was conducted by the United States on July 16, 1945,This was thefirst atomic bomb invented and tested. Furthermore, the SovietUnion developed the bomb four years later. Various r…esearch isstill being looked upon, when it comes to Soviets. It was tested in1945 started in 1939. (MORE)
It was developed over a long period, starting in Britain in 1938and ending with a working bomb, ready for use in 1945 in the US.
He didn't. He'd worked a little on the theories about energyrelease, but he had nothing to do with turning it into afunctioning weapon. Einsteins only personal involvement with The Manhattan Project wasto persuade the then president, Franklin Roosevelt, that modernresearch would be used by others to… develop an atomic bomb and thatAmerica needed to build one first. (MORE)
No he didn't. He came up with a formula which described therelationship between mass and energy (e=mc2). This showed how muchenergy would be released when mass disappeared, which is whathappens when the bomb explodes, but he didn't invent it. Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb in 1933 and patent…ed iton June 28, 1934. The patent was granted in 1936 and immediatelysold to and classified by the British Admiralty to prevent theNazi's from seeing it. This patent however was not enough toactually construct a working atomic bomb (it only covered the chainreaction and how to calculate critical masses). The U.S. Manhattan Project was the first to design an actual atomicbomb. Einstein was a pacifist and refused to work on anywar related projects . Even if he had been willing to it wouldhave been impossible for him to pass the security checks the Armyand FBI required to get the clearance needed for work on theManhattan Project. Leo Szilard was one of many scientists working on the Manhattan Project. (MORE)
Answer . The atomic bomb was developed and built towards the end of WW2. The purpose of the bomb was to cause enough death and destruction that the country it was used would immediatly surrender. With this in mind, the US dropped the first atomic device on Nagasaki and Hiroshimo in Japan, 1945 en…ding the war. (MORE)
Answer . It was finished in the 1940s and has been tested at various places since then. The most notable uses were at Nagisaki and Hiroshima Japan - August 1945.
No. The Germans were working on it but von Heisenburg, I think it was, got his sums wrong..... not that I know what the sums were you understand.
Leo Szilard invented the atomic fission bomb in 1933 inLondon while crossing a street. He applied for a patent on it in1934 and was granted that patent (GB630726) in 1936, at which timethe British Admiralty classified the patent to prevent Nazi Germanyfrom seeing it, the patent remained classified …until 1949. Szilardworked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos helping develop theatomic fission bomb. It is unclear exactly who invented the hydrogen fusion bomb as itcame up in many group discussions early in the Manhattan Project.Edward Teller liked to have people believe he was the inventor, butthat is unlikely. However Teller became fixated on it (calling itthe Super Bomb) to the point that he began to hinder other people'swork on the atomic fission bomb and finally Oppenheimer had tolimit Teller's access to others on the project (which Teller neverforgave him for). Before the war ended Teller had completed ahydrogen fusion bomb design that he called the Classical Super butwas not allowed to try building it. However in December 1945 andJanuary 1946 a simulation of Teller's Classical Super design wasrun on the ENIAC, but it showed the design was an unworkablefailure and serious work on hydrogen fusion bombs effectively diedat that time (although Teller persisted at working alone on them inhis spare time). In 1949 a team working on atomic fission bomb improvements at LosAlamos developed an idea to improve the core compression of anatomic fission bomb (and thus its efficiency and yield) using aconcept called "staging", where a small atomic fission bomb wouldbe used to compress a second larger atomic fission bomb thus givinga much higher yield. However the team ran into problems developingthe equations for a computational model of this design. They senttheir mathematician Stanislaw Ulam to consult with Edward Teller onthese equations. Teller immediately saw that this "staging" conceptwas the feature needed to get the high compression and temperatureneeded to finally make his hydrogen fusion bomb design workable. By1950 working together Stanislaw Ulam & Edward Teller hadinvented the modern staged hydrogen fusion bomb design (usuallycalled the Teller-Ulam configuration, although Teller kept tryingto denigrate and diminish Ulam's contributions). Note: H. G. Wells created the name "atomic bomb" for his 1914science fiction novel The World Set Free , but did not haveanything to do with their invention. (MORE)
The first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico. The first chain nuclear reaction, however, was produced by Enrico Fermi in 1942.
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"Invention" does not typically require the physical realization of the invented thing, nor a working model according to patent law.. A patent for an atomic bomb was awarded to Leo Szilard in 1934. That patent is regarded as the invention of the atomic bomb.. He immediately tried to turn the patent… over to the British government as a gift. He was attempting to restrict the availability of the bomb. On October 8, 1935 the British War Office rejected the offer. Later, in February 1936 the British Admiralty accepted the gift. (MORE)
Never, the atomic bomb was invented by Leo Szilard in 1933. It took 12 more years to build the first ones.
1933, while crossing a London street, by Leo Szilard a Hungarian physicist. He wanted a better method of transmuting elements. He patented it in 1934, including claims for both explosives and power reactors. It took 12 years and an infrastructure investment of $2,000,000,000 by the US before the f…irst ones could be built. The majority of the design work on the atomic bombs was done in Los Alamos, NM. However the project was spread out over several states, each doing only a limited part to help maintain secrecy. Development began in earnest in 1942 and finished successfully in the summer of 1945. Two bombs were dropped on Japan with production scheduled for 21 more that year should Japan refuse to surrender. (MORE)
Leo Szilard in 1933 in London. He could not build it at the time for many reasons, but he invented it. It took another 12 years and an investment of $2,000,000,000 before the first ones could be built.
it was invented in ww2 when USA atomic bombed two cities in japan.Hiroshima and Nagasaki.this attack caused japan to surrender,and ww2 to be over
To have a massive technological and military advantage over your enemy, enough to end the war and prevent millions of deaths. So goes the rationale.
The atomic bomb was not invented by a project, it was invented by Leo Szilard in 1933 . However the Manhattan Project built the first ones in 1945.
I believe she worked at Smith College, Princeton University, and Columbia University. She worked as a physist.
No, it was purposely invented through the Manhattan Project. Based on theoretical work by physicists such as Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein
Leo Szilard, a Hungarian Jew living in London at the time, in 1933.He patented it in 1934, the patent GB630726 was granted in 1936 andimmediately classified to prevent Nazi Germany from using it. Ittook 12 more years before the US was able to build the first ones,after an enormous investment in i…ndustrial infrastructure.Szilard's patent was not made public until 1949.During WW2 this was done under the Manhattan Project. There was a large team of scientists, the chief one was Dr Robert Oppenheimer. . Professor Rudolph Peierls and Otto Frisch were also involved. . The atomic bomb was originally invented in 1940 by German scientists, Professor Rudolph Peierls and Otto Frisch who were both working for Britain at the time. During World War II, the United States , with the assistance (collaboration) of physicists, mathematicians, and engineers from the U.S., Britain, Canada and Europe, completed the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb. (The project started as the "Manhattan District Engineers" and only became "The Manhattan Project" some time later). There was some early speculation about the possibility of what could be done if a nuclear chain reaction was unleashed in a way that would allow it to build without control. For a roll call, consider that Robert Oppenheimer was the head of "science" for the Manhattan Project, and (in alphabetical order) Felix Block, David Bohm, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Otto Frisch, Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls, Emilio Segre, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner all played crucial roles in getting the weapon designed and built. The physicist Albert Einstein did not participate directly in the invention of the atomic bomb-but was instrumental in facilitating its development. His Special Theory of Relativity emphasized that a large amount of energy could be released from a small amount of matter. This was expressed by the equation E=mc2 (energy = mass times the speed of light squared). The atomic bomb would clearly illustrate this principle. The first demonstration of "the gadget" (the code name for the first atomic bomb) was at Trinity site in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and it proved that the weapon would detonate and that the chain would build as predicted. The second and third demonstrations were conducted in Japan, which brought a quick end to the Second World War. Just up to and during World War 2, Germany was also working to develop atomic weapons, but was hampered by many technical and political problems (including sabotage and Allied bombings) which prevented their successfully completing their work. This left the U.S. as the only nation to ever unleash nuclear weapons in an attack. . The first fission weapons, also known as "atomic bombs," were developed jointly by the United States, Britain and Canada during World War II in what was called the Manhattan Project. (Wikipedia) . Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb in 1933 while crossing a London street. He patented it in 1934. (British patent 630,726) The Manhattan Project built the first one in 1945. Robert oppenheimer the united states made the atomic bomb (MORE)
Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb & reactor in 1933 as an improved means of transmuting elements . His 1934 patent on this invention also made claims for use in explosives or power generation.
The atomic bomb was invented in 1933 (by Leo Szilard) and finallybuilt in 1945 (by the US Manhattan Project, which involved hundredsof thousands of people). It was duplicated in 1949 (by the USSR,assisted by information from spies in the US project). It was already in "mass production" by both the U…S and USSR by theearly 1950s , thus not invented by anyone in the 1950s. (MORE)
It is the given name of a Chinese translated through Wade-Giles system. For example, the famous Chinese-American physicist is Chien-Shiung Wu (å´å¥é), the 'Chien-Shiung (å¥é)' in her name means healthy and strong.
No. The atomic bomb was invented by Leo Szilard, who happened to bein London England at the time.
H. G. Wells used the words "atomic bomb" in his 1914 novel The World Set Free . . Leo Szilard filed the first atomic bomb related patent in 1934,on the neutron chain reaction . . A joint German and Swedish team discovered nuclearfission in uranium-235 in 1939. . The US Manhattan Project devel…oped the infrastructure tobuild atomic bombs, beginning production in 1945. This projectemployed tens of thousands of workers. (MORE)
The atomic bomb was first developed by a team of scientists in the United States under the direction of Robert Oppenheimer in a project called the Manhattan project (named after the location where much of the work took place). The project was aided by Great Britain and Canada and took 6 years from i…nception in 1939 (initiated by a letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt warning of German research in nuclear fission), and culminating in the first successful detonation of an atomic device in New Mexico in 1945. It should be noted, however, that the British did, in fact, first discover the properties of nuclear fission in Uranium235 in 1939, on which the first atomic bomb was based. (MORE)
I know you are thinking of Enrico Fermi, but no he did not inventthe atomic bomb. It is possible however that Enrico Fermi could be credited with theinvention of the graphite moderated nuclear reactor , whichultimately led to the three massive plutonium production reactorsbuilt at Hanford, Washingt…on by DuPont which made the plutoniumused in the Fatman and many later atomic bomb designs. (MORE)
When the war was over in Europe because Germany surrendered, the Allies wanted to end the war quick. However, Japan was still a strong force and occupied many islands surrounding it. The Allies, especially the United States, were losing thousands of men trying to conquer each island. The United Stat…es decided to create the atomic bomb to scare the Japan and make them surrender immediately. The U.S. did not want to lose anymore men by conquering small islands. The atomic bomb was made to end World War 2 quickly and save the lives of millions of Allied soldiers. (MORE)
1933 by Leo Szilard. However he couldn't build it immediately. It took 12 years before the first ones were built.
Chien-Shiung Wu got married to another physicist named Luke Chia-Liu Yuan. She had met him at the University of Berkeley,where she received her Ph.D. in physics. In 1947, she gave birth to her only son and named him Vincent Weichen Yuan. He followed in his parents' footsteps and eventually became a …physicist. (MORE)
No single individual invented the atom bomb. It was developed by a team of scientists in the US
Yes. The theory for an atomic bomb was actually proposed by German scientist, Albert Einstein. Robert Oppenheimer led research and development under Manhatten Project . No, the atomic bomb was invented in London England by the Hungarian scientist, Leo Szilard in 1933 as an improved method of tra…nsmuting elements. He got the patent for it in 1934. (MORE)
Leo Szilard invented the atomic bomb in 1933 in London and patented it in 1934. No materials were known at the time to make it work however. In 1938 Otto Frisch in Germany discovered that Uranium-235 would fission. This was the missing ingredient to Szilard's invention. However It was not until 1…945 that the Manhattan Project was actually able to build one. This took thousands of workers. (MORE)
London in 1933, but it took 12 more years before the industrial infrastructure was set up by the US to actually begin building the first ones.
Although before the world war II the America's already have the knowledge on how to win the war.Because of Einstein and his equation E=mcÂ² the USA have been created the atomic bomb.But the truth is they inveted the atomic bomb in year 1945.
Mainly because a few physicists who had recently escaped Nazi Germany believed that the Germans were working on one, and convinced the US government that it was necessary for the US to develop it first. In reality, while there were a few brilliant physicists (and a somewhat larger number of moder…ately competent physicists) left in Germany by that time, for the most part the ones actually capable of doing the kind of work needed to create the bomb were not particularly sanguine about the concept of doing so for the Nazis. They mainly managed to convince the German leaders that it was either impossible or too difficult to be worth bothering with (not particularly difficult, as it turns out; Hitler was, for most of the war, not willing to expend resources on anything that didn't promise to produce clearly superior weapons in a relatively short time... six months or so), and got themselves put into positions of directing the minimal research that was conducted, where they largely steered it into avenues they knew wouldn't work. I recommend the book Brighter than a Thousand Suns if you want a detailed history of the development of the atomic bomb. (MORE)
The atomic bomb was invented in 1933 by Leo Szilard in London, but not built until 1945 in Los Alamos. For details on its construction read Richard Rhodes book: The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
The atomic bomb was not invented by a team, it was invented by Leo Szilard in 1933 while crossing a London street. However it took a team to build the first ones, that was called the Manhattan Engineering District.
Japan did not invent the atom bomb. The atomic bomb was first created in the United States in the summer of 1945. The U.S. then used atomic bombs against Japan on august 6 and August 9 of that year. Japan does not have nor did it ever have nuclear weapons.
London, by Leo Szilard in 1933 It took 12 more years to discover suitable materials and build the industrial infrastructure to prepare those materials, before they could be built. London by Leo Szilard in 1933. However it took 12 years and thousands of workers to make the invention into a workab…le weapon in 1945. A-Bombs were developed within the Manhattan Project which was part of the Los Alamos National Laboratory located in Los Alamos , New Mexico . (MORE)
Chien-Shiung Wu worked with various other people. You can verifythis by searching scholar.google.com or by visiting her page onwikipedia.
when leo szilard invented the neutron chain reaction in 1933 it was used for nothing as it could not yet be built. his 1934 patent on it suggests using it as a more efficient way to transmute elements , other possible uses mentioned were atomic bombs and power reactors . . it was not until 12… years later in 1945 after spending 2 billion dollars (mostly on industrial infrastructure) that the US was able to begin building atomic bombs. . after testing one atomic bomb on july 16, the next 2 atomic bombs were used as weapons in combat against Japan on august 6 and 9. ending ww2. (MORE)
Chien-Huei Wu has written: 'WTO and the greater China' -- subject(s): Foreign economic relations, Dispute resolution (Law), World Trade Organization, Foreign trade regulation, Arbitration (International law)