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Los Alamos and “Los Arzamas” (2013)


Marking the seventieth anniversary of the Los Alamos Laboratory provides an opportunity for comparison with its Soviet counterpart, Arzamas-16 (nicknamed Los Arzamas). There were similarities and differences, but in their principal motivations and treatments of their scientists, they diverged irrevocably. This Editorial is based on an invited presentation on June 12, 2013, at the Norris E. Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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Peter B. Thompson
Susan Colbourn
Lindtner, Silvia
Lewis, Nicholas
Maar, Henry Richard, III
Nikolas Dörr
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Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
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Cold War
Cross-national comparison
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Oppenheimer, J. Robert
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Niagara Falls
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
University of California, Berkeley
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