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Who were some of the scientists in the post-war French nuclear weapon project?

The Manhattan project is well known for gathering many top scientists of the century. The Soviet nuclear program seem to have a reduced but still important cast with scientists like Andrei Sakharov, ...
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Who were the famous scientists in the post-war British nuclear weapon project?

The Manhattan project is well known for gathering many top scientists of the century. The Soviet nuclear program seem to have a reduced but still important cast with scientists like Andrei Sakharov, ...
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Was there a French nuclear weapons project during WWII?

France research pioneered the discovery of radioactivity and nuclear research. However looking at the names of non-US Americans in the Manhattan project there are very few French names (maybe just ...
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When was critical mass suspected?

The various famous experiments at Los Alamos where the experimenter would dangerously push two masses of plutonium or uranium near each other and observe increased activity -- was such a phenomenon ...
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Have most countries used plutonium/implosion approach in developing their atomic weapons?

I am aware that the USA first dropped the gun-type but first tested (unsure of approach) the implosion design in 1945 -- the gun-type was never tested before use because its design was so simple. ...
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