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The first person to develop the atomic bomb was:


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The first person to develop the atomic bomb was:

Options

A) Albert Einstein

B) Charles De Gaulle

C) Thomas Jefferson

D) T.S. Elliot

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

We could point to Einstein, (who had no actual part in the development of “the bomb”), Albert Einstein showed us that matter and energy are inextricably linked, and that if one could translate matter to it’s energetic potential, you would get a very great deal of energy. He showed this with his famous equation \(E=mc^2\)

The Manhattan project, the project that resulted in the first practical nuclear weapons, was a group effort involving dozens of scientists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. It was headed by Robert Oppenheimer, under the overall direction of General Groves, who had been assigned the project.

The whole thing was such an involved team effort that it would be very hard to point to a single “inventor”. Also, the effort produced two distinctly-different weapons; the “gun type” “little boy” Uranium 235 weapon, and the “implosion” type weapon, “Fat Man”, which used plutonium. The plutonium implosion device became the standard for nuclear weapons of the future.

Credit: Mark Werner's answer on Quora


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  • Daniel

    According to UNILAG past question.. Otto Hahn made atom bomb

    1. Please where did you get UNILAG past question? I really need one.

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    2. Wait these questions are not the past questions?

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  • Oppenheimer
    Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons.

  • We could point to Einstein, (who had no actual part in the development of “the bomb”), Albert Einstein showed us that matter and energy are inextricably linked, and that if one could translate matter to it’s energetic potential, you would get a very great deal of energy. He showed this with his famous equation \(E=mc^2\)

    The Manhattan project, the project that resulted in the first practical nuclear weapons, was a group effort involving dozens of scientists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. It was headed by Robert Oppenheimer, under the overall direction of General Groves, who had been assigned the project.

    The whole thing was such an involved team effort that it would be very hard to point to a single “inventor”. Also, the effort produced two distinctly-different weapons; the “gun type” “little boy” Uranium 235 weapon, and the “implosion” type weapon, “Fat Man”, which used plutonium. The plutonium implosion device became the standard for nuclear weapons of the future.

    Credit: Mark Werner's answer on Quora

  • Ogunleye Praise

    J Robert Oppenheimer was the leader of the team which invented the atomic bomb