By Jennet Conant
The Untold tale of the yank Entrepreneur Who Helped construct the Atomic Bomb and Defeat the Nazis.
Legendary financier, philanthropist, and society determine Alfred Lee Loomis collected the main visionary clinical minds of the 20 th century — Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and others — at his cutting-edge laboratory in Tuxedo Park, ny, within the past due Thirties. He validated a top-secret protection laboratory at MIT and in my view bankrolled pioneering examine into new, high-powered radar detection platforms that helped defeat the German Air strength and U-boats. With Ernest Lawrence, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, he driven Franklin Delano Roosevelt to fund learn in nuclear fission, which ended in the advance of the atomic bomb.
Jennet Conant, the granddaughter of James Bryant Conant, one of many prime clinical advisers of global struggle II, loved exceptional entry to Loomis' papers, in addition to to peop