Albert Einstein
[Text] President Roosevelt’s Response to Einstein on Atomic Bombs


“I found this data of such import that I have convened a Board…” The following letter was written by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to Leó Szilárd and Albert Einstein’s letter about creating a program–what will later be known as the “Manhattan Project”–for the creation of atomic bombs in … Continue reading

Albert Einstein
[Text] Einstein’s Letter to Roosevelt on an Atomic Program


“Some recent work …leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future…” The following is a letter authored predominantly by Hungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd, but signed by Albert Einstein. It is known as the Einstein-Szilárd letter … Continue reading