The Manhattan Project

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The Purdue University Physics Department operated a cyclotron during the early part of the war, conducting important nuclear research. Many of the scientists working on the project were transferred to Los Alamos to continue work on the Manhattan Project.

For more information, see A History of Physics at Purdue: The War Period (1941-1945).

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