Jeffrey Pederson (Photography) Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus this issue. Wraps. 20 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Mailing label on front cover. The Atom was published between 1964 and 1980. This issue celebrates LASL in its 35th year. It has articles entitled After 35 Years, Harold Agnew Talks, Charles Browne Comments; LASL and Robert Thorn; Richard Taschek Speaks Out; The Push to Build A Bomb; and Faces and Places. This issue also announced Jeffrey Pederson as the new Editor of The Atom. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. It is located a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially commissioned the next year. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs, today known as Oak Ridge and Hanford, concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, collecting together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners. The site was known variously as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory through this period. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Atomic, Los Alamos, Periodicals, LASL, LANL, Jeff Pederson, Atomic Bomb, Manhattan Project, Harold Agnew, Richard Taschek, Robert Thorn, Charles Browne