AUTHORJohnson, Leland / Schaffer, Daniel
TITLEOak Ridge National Laboratory: The First Fifty Years
PUBLISHERThe University of Tennessee Press
CITYKnoxville, TN
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First published in several volumes of the laboratory's magazine, this book is a detailed history of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It discusses the first fifty years of the laboratory’s existence beginning with its origin in 1943. The laboratory’s role in the Manhattan Project in producing the first atomic bombs during World War II and its research projects after the war are highlighted. The scientific competition between research laboratories, the shift from traditional sciences to sciences related to social engineering and environmental restoration, as well as the globalization of Oak Ridge National Laboratory are also addressed. The book contains numerous photographs. The work may also be accessed from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory website, where additional links can be found to the Laboratory's home page and its magazine.

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