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The German Atomic Bomb Project. A Timeline. January 1993: Hitler came to power December 1938: Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann discovered fission September 1939: WWII started and German military started uranium project with subsequent active participation by Heisenberg and other physicists

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The german atomic bomb project

The German Atomic Bomb Project


A timeline

A Timeline

  • January 1993: Hitler came to power

  • December 1938: Hahn, Meitner, and Strassmann discovered fission

  • September 1939: WWII started and German military started uranium project with subsequent active participation by Heisenberg and other physicists

  • 1941: German physicists discussed plutonium bomb, speculated critical mass (10-100kg); Heisenberg visited Bohr in Copenhagen

  • 1945: War in Europe ended without Germans succeeding in building a bomb


Key debates

Key Debates

  • Why did the Germans fail to make the bomb?

  • Did Heisenberg and his colleagues deliberately sabotage the German bomb project?

  • What was Heisenberg trying to tell Bohr in their meeting in Sept. 1941?


Michael frayn s copenhagen

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen

  • Key point: both historical and epistemological

  • What did happen in Copenhagen?

  • Can we ever know what actually happened?

  • Release of Bohr letters: http://www.nba.nbi.dk/release.html


Most recent developments

Most Recent Developments

  • Farm Hall Transcript of conversations of Heisenberg and other German physicists upon hearing the news of Hiroshima:

    • http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_document.cfm?document_id=2320

  • Claim of Germans testing a crude nuclear device during WWII:

    • http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/sub_document.cfm?document_id=2320


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