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Manhattan Project oral history: Peter Lax

Mathematician Peter Lax of the Manhattan Project

Peter Lax was a mathematician working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and then the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico.

In the videos below, Lax talks about his experiences.

This artifact is featured in our virtual Turn Back the Clock tour. Take the tour to learn more about the history of the Doomsday Clock and discover how you, today, can help “turn back the Clock.” Start here

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This artifact is featured in our virtual Turn Back the Clock tour, based on an all-ages exhibit presented by the Bulletin at the Museum of Science and Industry from 2017 to 2019. Enter the tour to learn more about the history of the Doomsday Clock and what it says about evolving threats to humanity. See why Doomsday Clock matters more than ever and discover how you, today, can help “turn back the Clock.”

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