After World War II, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s future seemed up in the air.
“After World War II, no one knew what to do with Los Alamos,” LANL Historian Alan Carr said. “Some thought it would go away all together.”
So it seems Norris Bradbury (1909-1997), the director of the laboratory from 1945-1970, inherited a tough situation.
“Bradbury inherited a laboratory without a future,” Carr said.
Luckily, the new director came up with a plan.