Albert Einstein Alerts President Roosevelt of German Atomic Energy Program

August 02, 1939
Albert Einstein Alerts President Roosevelt of German Atomic Energy Program
Washington, DC

Albert Einstein writes President Franklin D. Roosevelt, alerting the President to the importance of research on nuclear chain reactions and the possibility that research might lead to developing powerful bombs. Einstein notes that Germany has stopped the sale of uranium and German physicists are engaged in uranium research. Sitting next to him is physicist Leo Szilard.