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Norris Bradbury

director of Los Alamos National Laboratory

Norris Edwin Bradbury (30 May 1909 – 20 August 1997), was an American physicist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years from 1945 to 1970. He replaced Robert Oppenheimer. Bradbury worked with Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Bradbury was in charge of the final assembly of "the Gadget", detonated in July 1945 for the Trinity test.

Norris Bradbury
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Norris Bradbury
Born (1909-05-30)30 May 1909
Santa Barbara, California
Died 20 August 1997(1997-08-20) (aged 88)
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Pomona College BA
University of California, Berkeley PhD
Known for Succeeded J. Robert Oppenheimer as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Awards Legion of Merit (1945)
Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (1966)
Enrico Fermi Award (1970)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Stanford University
University of California
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thesis Studies on the mobility of gaseous ions (1932)
Doctoral advisor Leonard B. Loeb
Signature
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