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Henry Smyth

Given NameHenry
Born1 May 1898
Died11 Sep 1986
CountryUnited States


ww2dbaseHenry DeWolf Smyth was an American physicist who played a key role in the early atomic weapon development in the United States. Between 1935 and 1949, he was the chairman of the physics department of Princeton University in New Jersey, United States. He was the author of the 1946 Smyth Report which informed the public of the history of the Manhattan Project. He was the head of the United States Atomic Energy Commission between 1949 and 1954, and was the American representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1961 and 1970. He received the Atoms for Peace Award in 1968.

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Last Major Revision: May 2011

Henry Smyth Timeline

1 May 1898 Henry Smyth was born.
11 Sep 1986 Henry Smyth passed away.

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