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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Robert F. Christy
Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96.
California Institute of Technology officials say Robert F. Christy, a former professor and administrator who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, has died. He was 96.
"What I was told was that they were trying to make a chain reaction. And the purpose of the chain reaction _ well, it might be to drive submarines, or whatever. I was not told about bombs at the time," Christy said in the 1994 interview.
When the first bomb was tested at Los Alamos, Christy said everyone was pleased to have succeeded in the experiment, but a month later, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, it was a very sobering experience.