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After the war Don went to Brookhaven Lab, and in 1950 he invited my father to join the neutron physics group he was forming there. Brookhaven's early years were full of excitement and challenge for the young scientists, and Don and my dad grew even closer. Then, in 1960, Don died suddenly and tragically. But my father did not speak to me about his friend until thirty years later, when, as we recorded his memoirs, his own death was approaching. That Donald J. Hughes had signed the Franck Report was one more piece in the puzzle that is my attempt to understand my father.
Then, in 1960, Don died suddenly and tragically. But my father did not speak to me about his friend until thirty years later, when, as we recorded his memoirs, his own death was approaching. That Donald J. Hughes had signed the Franck Report was one more piece in the puzzle that is my attempt to understand my father. I searched my mind for someone who might know more about Don Hughes, the Franck Report, and what the atmosphere had been like at Los Alamos during the spring and summer of 1945. Then I remembered William A.
I telephoned him, and the moment he answered, I knew from his weak voice that he was very ill. As I explained my call, he told me it was difficult for him to concentrate his thoughts but that he would be happy to respond to my questions by letter. “Sure, baby,” Willy said. 17) I immediately wrote, sending a list of questions. I wanted to know what the young Los Alamos scientists had talked about among themselves during the months leading up to the bombings. Did they, like the Chicago scientists, discuss alternatives such as a demonstration?