Exhibit News

Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!


The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM


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General Leslie Groves was a University of Washington student and later went to West Point. He had significant experience with engineering projects and military strategy. He worked with the Chief of Engineers in 1934 and then as deputy to the Chief of Construction for the Pentagon, which was built in 1940.

Groves was known for his zealous behavior when a project was underway. He would use his confidence and sometimes ruthless behavior to organize people. He was able to motivate workers into action while maintaining a high level of secrecy and professionalism. Because of this, he was tagged as an ideal candidate for the management of the Manhattan Project, especially after the slow start under Colonel James Marshall. Groves was assigned to and began work on the Manhattan Project in September of 1942 with a $2 billion budget and limitless mind power for the project. His work was given the highest security clearance and in effect, he could ask for any resources.

In less than three years, Groves had two effective atomic bombs to show for his efforts. The world was thrust into the future of technological weaponry.

When the Manhattan Project finished building the first atomic bomb, Groves retired from military service. Afterward, he was named Lieutenant General of the Army's Special Weapons Project. After retiring from the military, he served as vice president for the Sperry Rand Corporation, which specialized in wartime technologies. Groves published a book about the Manhattan Project in 1962, entitled Now It Can Be Told.