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- Los Alamos National Laboratory : A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and originally the development and construction center of nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project for use by the United States in World War II.
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- World War II : War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer : Add brief definition or description
- Enrico Fermi : (1901-1954) Italian born nuclear physicist; designer of the first nuclear reactor.
- George Kistiakowsky : (1900 – 1982), leader of the chemical explosives team of the Manhattan Project
- Leslie Groves : Major general, U.S. Army, commanding the Manhattan Project
- Fat Man : The nuclear weapon used to destroy Nagasaki, Japan and it was the first operational fission device using implosion of a plutonium core.
- Little Boy : Code name for the first nuclear weapon used in warfare, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; gun-type uranium fission; also designated Mark I
- Carson Mark : Add brief definition or description
- Los Alamos, New Mexico : Add brief definition or description
- Trinity test : Add brief definition or description
- B-29 : Very heavy bomber, by Second World War standards, that carried out U.S. strategic bombing against Japan
- Fission device : An assembly of components, not necessarily in a form usable as a weapon, which will produce a large energy release through nuclear fission
- TNT equivalent : A unit of energy commonly used to quantify the energy released (or "yielded") in explosions.
- Hiroshima (city) : Japanese city; capital of Hiroshima prefecture in the Chugoku region of Honshu island.
- Nagasaki (city) : Capital city of Nagasaki prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
- Harry S. Truman : (1884-1972) President of the U.S. from 1945 to 1953.
- Albert Einstein : 20th-century physicist who formulated the theories of relativity.
- Plutonium : Man-made radioactive element (Z = 94); its 239 isotope is fissionable and used in nuclear weapons; the 240 isotope is used in some nuclear power reactors
- Uranium : A silvery-white metallic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92.
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.