My synoptic treatment of the Manhattan Project, "The History and Science of the Manhattan Project," is now available (ISBN 978-3-642-40296-8). This text is aimed at college-level undergraduate general-science students, but also contains extensive narrative material that will make it of interest to historians and lay readers. A detailed list of footnotes is now available. A few errata are also available (last update Jun 10, 2015).
As it is anticipated that most readers will download the searchable e-book version of this work, early copies of the published version do not contain an Index. As of February 2014, E-copy versions contain the Index. Click here for an extensive author-prepared Index.
ERRATA alert: Due to a printing error, the periodic table on page 74 of the book lacks beryllium (element 4) and magnesium (12) in the second column. The author apologizes to his readers for not catching this. Please click here for a corrected version.
LOS ALAMOS PRIMER. For readers who are familiar with my paper "A physicists guide to the Los Alamos Primer" published in Physica Scripta, here is a list of errata/corrigenda.
A video of a lecture on the Manhattan Project given at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on December 1, 2016, can be viewed at
FORTRAN code - time-dependent simulation (CORE + TAMPER)
Dr. Cameron Reed
Department of Physics
Alma, MI 48801