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In less than three years, Groves and Oppenheimer successfully completed one of the largest scientific and engineering projects in history while laying the foundation for the nuclear power industry and demonstrating the innovative capability of government in times of crisis.
Jeffrey Harris  | Fall 2009
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In 1942 the U.S. government created the Manhattan Project - an effort led by General Leslie Groves and esteemed physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer - to build the first atomic bomb. In less than three years, Groves and Oppenheimer successfully completed one of the largest scientific and engineering projects in history while laying the foundation for the nuclear power industry and demonstrating the innovative capability of government in times of crisis.

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