Authors: Divyansh Mansukhani
Signed in 1946 by President Harry S. Truman, the Atomic Energy Commission was established to foster the peacetime development of the atomic sciences. On having witnessed the magnitude of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and having realized the need to revisit the nuclear security to match with the European and Russian competition, GAC recommended the project ‘Super Bomb’ (hydrogen fission mechanism weapon) to be dealt with high priority in the famous report of 30th Oct, 1949 to the commission. This essay showcases the resistance in the report on ethical and humane grounds by many dominant figures of the physics community who had worked earlier on the Manhattan project in Los Alamos.
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