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MIT Science Reporter—"Looking Back on the Bomb" (Excerpt)

John Fitch interviews Vannevar Bush, a science adviser to Franklin Roosevelt during World War II

John Fitch interviews Vannevar Bush, a science adviser to Franklin Roosevelt during World War II

In 1963, Vannevar Bush PhD '16 was interviewed at his Belmont home for the MIT Science Reporter and asked to reflect on the weapon he helped create, the atomic bomb. Bush, an inventor, engineer, and former professor and dean of the School of Engineering at MIT, is better known as the director of President Franklin Roosevelt's Office of Scientific Research and Development. Remembered as "the first presidential science advisor," Bush oversaw much of the United States' wartime scientific research including, most famously, the development of the atomic bomb.

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