The Mystery of Matter

Glenn Seaborg | A Chemist Goes to War

Clip: Episode 1

In 1941, a young Berkeley chemist named Glenn Seaborg created one of the first artificial elements: plutonium. When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into war, he joined the Manhattan Project and played a key role in creating the plutonium for the bomb that was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

Aired: 08/19/15

Rating: TV-G

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