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Los Alamos National Laboratory

ORGANIZATION

See also Manhattan Project.

Official Website:
http://www.lanl.gov/

Location:
Los Alamos, NM

Founding Date:
1943

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
Robert H. Ewald
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Silicon Graphics
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Val Fitch
Physicist
10-Mar-1923   Time not necessarily reversible
Klaus Fuchs
Spy
29-Dec-1911 28-Jan-1988 Manhattan Project scientist, spy for USSR
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
David Greenglass
Spy
2-Mar-1922   Gave atomic secrets to Julius Rosenberg
Leslie R. Groves
Military
17-Aug-1896 13-Jul-1970 Director of the Manhattan Project
Dudley R. Herschbach
Chemist
18-Jun-1932   Crossed molecular beam experiments
William A. Higinbotham
Physicist
25-Oct-1910 10-Nov-1994 Physicist, Tennis for Two
Donald M. Kerr
Government
c. 1941   Deputy Director, US National Intelligence
Jay Keyworth
Physicist
c. 1939   Science advisor to Reagan
Wen Ho Lee
Victim
21-Dec-1939   Allegedly spied for China
John M. Palms
Physicist
6-Jun-1935   President, University of South Carolina, 1991-2002
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
30-Jan-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Maurice M. Shapiro
Physicist
13-Nov-1915 27-Feb-2008 Composition and origin of cosmic rays
Tsutomu Shimomura
Physicist
23-Oct-1964   Helped catch Kevin Mitnick
Louis Slotin
Physicist
1-Dec-1910 30-May-1946 Died tickling the dragon's tail
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory


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