Science on the International Stage: Hayakawa

  • Morris Low


In September 1945, the young physicist Satio Hayakawa joined a group headed by Osamu Minakawa (Central Meteorological Bureau) and Ryōkichi Sagane (Tokyo University) to inspect the impact of the atomic bomb at Nagasaki. Hayakawa’s job was to measure radioactivity.1 The American physicist Richard P. Feynman whom he would later befriend, had worked on the Manhattan Project that ultimately led to the destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ironically, Feynman and other American physicists sought to help Japanese physicists rejoin the international community of science.


Special Committee Fusion Research International Stage International Geophysical Year Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute 
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