Los Alamos: Legacies

Three men and one woman sit next to each other in a living room.
J. Robert Oppenheimer (at center) and guests at his Los Alamos home.



The legacies of Los Alamos include Los Alamos itself. Many people who live in Los Alamos today work in the same national laboratory that once employed famous scientists like Robert Oppenheimer and Hans Bethe. During the Manhattan Project, these scientists worked to design and construct the atomic bombs that were dropped over the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August of 1945. Explore the sites below to learn about the Manhattan Project’s legacies in Los Alamos and how those legacies extend around the world. 


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    Last updated: May 4, 2023

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    Denver, CO 80225-0287


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