Harry K. Daghlian Jr. and Louis Slotin

Harry K. Daghlian Jr. and Louis Slotin

Some physicists who worked on the invention of the atom bomb at Los Alamos died from radiation exposure, including Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. (1921–1945) and Louis Slotin (1910–1946), who both were exposed to lethal doses of radiation in separate criticality accidents involving the same sphere of plutonium.

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