How did Albert Einstein come up with the idea of the atom bomb?
Although the underlying theory of the atomic bomb workings draws loosely from Einstein's ideas on mass to energy conversion (the famous equation E=Mc2), he did not himself invent the atomic bomb neither did he himself discover fission. Leo Szilard invented the neutron chain reaction that makes both bombs and reactors possible, but Einstein knew nothing of this as the British kept the patent classified from 1936 until 1949. Einstein was an absolute pacifist and refused to participate in any type of war related work.
Before WWII Szilard wrote a letter and had Einstein sign it (as if he had written it) to warn President Roosevelt that Germany was likely working toward the development of an atomic bomb. Shortly after this the US started a project to beat the Germans to the development of this weapon.
The atomic bomb was the product of cooperation of many scientists and engineers participating in the Manhattan project. Chief among the people who unleashed the power of the atom was Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the project from conception to completion.
Enrichment of the U-235 from U-238 was conducted at Oakridge Tennessee. Harold Urey and his team at Columbia University devised an extraction system using the principle of gaseous diffusion.
Production reactors to make Pu-239 were built and operated at Hanford Washington.
Bomb casing development was done at Wendover Utah and in southern California.
Production of different parts was contracted out to several dozen companies. Often as the companies were not given information on the things their part attached to (for secrecy) things did not fit right and had to be reworked in the field. For example wartime MK-III Fat Man bombs were virtually custom built with no interchangeable parts. Even the Plutonium core of one bomb would not fit in the pit of others.
Albert? seriously! your on a first name basis with the undisputed greatest mind of our time? Well anyways, Einstein didn't discover the atomic bomb. You can't discover a bomb. The bomb was created by J. Robert Oppenheimer. As for how, you have to be more specific, how did he come up with it? How did he plan out the building? Your question tells nothing.
Where does this quote come from is it from Albert Einstein -There are moments when one feels free from ones own identification with the human limitations and inadequacies At such moments one imagi?
Well, the technical explanation is very complicated, so I will make it more simple: there are the fission bomb, and the thermonuclear bomb. The fission bomb makes an explosion through the splitting of atom. Atom is the smallest measurement. There are neutrons and photons in a atom. But when you split the atom to make a big explosion, you do not use any atom. We usually use an atom of uranium-235. When the uranium atom…
No one made an atom bomb in World war 1. It took to the very end of World war 2 for the Atomic bomb to be invented. Exactly who invented is is a bit tricky. There were several different scientists that had come up with the idea separately. But the man mostly associated with turning it into a working weapon is Dr Robert Oppenheimer.
Generations to come it may be will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked on this earth?
Nobody outside the handful of physics professors at universities, and theoretical physicists on campuses and in laboratories, had any idea that any such thing as an atomic bomb might be possible. When told, it sounded like science fiction. Albert Einstein received a visit from two other physicists while at his vacation home on Long Island in the early days of the war. These men knew that one of the leading physicists in the field was…
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I've got to pick one? Okay, let's go with General Relativity then. There's also Special Relativity, and some work with statistics (giving rise to something called Bose-Einstein statistics, the counterpart to Fermi-Dirac statistics; subatomic particles follow one or the other depending on what type they are).