Manhattan Project Professor Dies

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Friday, June 15 2007 Jun 15, 2007 Friday, June 15, 2007 1:39:38 PM CDT June 15, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Samuel Isaac Weissman, a Washington University professor who was part of the project to develop the first atomic bomb, has died. His wife confirms the death today. Weissman died Tuesday in St. Louis. He was 94. A cause of death was not known. During World War Two, Weissman was among the first to arrive at Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the Manhattan Project. His son says Weissman had mixed feelings about the project. Weissman was later intermittently active in groups working to prevent nuclear war. At Washington University, where Weissman worked from 1946 until his death, he collaborated with other scientists to pioneer the use of electron spin resonance in chemistry. Survivors include his wife, son, a sister and two grandsons.

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