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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Was Albert Einstein involved in the creation of the atomic bomb ?

7 Answers

  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Einstein was not involved in the bomb's creation. He was not allowed to work on the Manhattan Project — he was deemed too big a security risk, as he was both German and had been known as a left-leaning political activist. But when he heard that the bomb had been used in Japan, he said, "Woe is me."

  • 2 months ago

    No. He wrote Truman a letter asking him to not use it. It was inhumane.

  • 2 months ago

    Not really.  He merely alerted the Americans that such a thing was possible, and that the Germans were certainly exploring the idea.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    NAZI scientists first discovered the atomic bomb but Hitler didn't want anything to do with it so the research was disbanded 

    Jewish scientists took it up later on - the Manhatten project - and couldn't resist trying it on Japan even though Japan had surendered

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, it was Einstein who signed the 'Einstein-Szilard letter' Aug. 2, 1939 to Roosevelt asking the US to start a program to make an atomic bomb.

    Also involved in the letter were Leo Szilard, Enrico Fermi, Niels Bohr. It was decided that Einstein should sign and send it as it would more likely get Roosevelts attention that way. 

    The famous Einstein letter led immediately to the top secret Manhattan Project to make the bomb. 

    Source(s): Google 'Einstein-Szilard letter'.
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No never had anything to do with it he Just warned the Allies that germany was working on one

  • 2 months ago

    Not directly! His theories were part of the model. But he did not get involved in the work that resulted in the atomic bomb.

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