Richards, Hugh T. (Hugh Taylor), 1918-

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Richards (1918-2006) was a civilian physicist who worked on Project Y, part of the Manhattan Project, at Los Alamos, New Mexico.

He earned his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Rice University in 1942 and married Mildred Paddock in 1944. After the war, he became a physics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he helped the physics department recover after the Sterling Hall bombing, and he retired in 1988.

From the description of Oral history interview with Hugh T. Richards, 1995. (Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center). WorldCat record id: 709718703

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Nuclear Physics Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Benenson, Walter. person
associatedWith Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005. person
associatedWith Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962. person
associatedWith Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954. person
associatedWith Feynman, Richard Phillips. person
associatedWith Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory corporateBody
associatedWith Manhattan Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Rice University corporateBody
associatedWith Segrè, Emilio. person
associatedWith Teller, Edward, 1908-2003. person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison corporateBody
associatedWith Van Ells, Mark D. (Mark David), 1962- person
associatedWith Wisconsin Veterans Museum. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Mexico--Los Alamos
United States
Atomic bomb--History
Atomic bomb--Public opinion
Ion implantation--Research
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Particles (Nuclear physics)--Research
Nuclear physics--Apparatus and instruments
Atomic bomb--Testing
Scattering (Physics)--Research
Nuclear physicists
Nuclear energy--Measurement
Gamma rays--Research
Polarization (Nuclear physics)--Research
Sterling Hall Bombing, Madison, Wis., 1970
Atomic bomb--Design and construction--History
Nuclear physics--Research
Nuclear weapons information


Birth 1918-11-07



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