The "Scientific History of the Atomic Bomb" is a chronology in pictures of the scientific and technological events that led to the development of the atomic bomb. The site begins in November 1895 with the discovery of X-rays and ends in August 1945 with the conclusion of the Second World War. It is assumed that the user of this site has some basic knowledge of chemistry and physics. Certain processes are explained in more detail than others . The events I have chosen to include seem to me to be the important milestones on the road to the creation of the bomb. I have tried to strike a balance between too much and too little information. It is up to the user to decide if I have been successful.
The time-line along the bottom of each screen of the chronology depicts the 45 year span from 1895 to 1940 in five year increments, and the 5 year span from 1941 to 1945 in one year increments . To view the events of a particular year, click the mouse on the time-line at that year. If there is no event for that year, you will be shown the nearest event following your time selection. If there is more than one event for the year selected, you will be shown the first event of that year.
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