5/3/2011 Joan Hinton – Atomic Bomb Topic Outline & Thesis Statement According to Joan Hinton, “As long as there is war, scientists will never be free, are we scientists going to spend our lives in slavery for madmen who want to destroy the world? ” Joan Hinton wanted to use her gift as a mathematician to help people around the world; instead, she was deceitfully recruited to work on a project that would kill sixty – seventy thousand people and injure one hundred forty thousand more.
Backround * Born October 20th, 1921 * Nuclear Scientists * Her father, Sebastian Hinton, was a lawyer (who also was the inventor of the jungle gym); her mother, Carmelita Hinton, was an educator and the founder of The Putney School, an independent progressive school in Vermont. Her sister, Jean Hinton Rosner (1917–2002), was a civil rights and peace activist. Joan Hinton’s great-grandfather was the mathematician George Boole; Ethel Lilian Voynich, a great-aunt, was the author of The Gadfly. Worked on the Manhattan Project * Died June 8th, 2010 The Manhattan Project * Started on June of 1942 to1945 * The creation of the atomic bomb * Los Alamos, New Mexico * Theoretical physicist J.
Robert Oppenheimer of the University of California, Berkeley conducted the project * Used over 2 billion dollars to conduct this experiment Atomic Bomb * Destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki * The first atomic bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 20,000 tons of TNT. * Nuclear Chain Reaction The first hydrogen bomb test released the same amount of energy as approximately 10,000,000 tons of TNT * Only 2 atomic bombs have been used for warfare and that was by the United States on the bombings of 2 Japanese cities Joan Hinton’s Life in China * She was married to a man by the name of Erwin Engst * She was poor when she first got to China * She moved to China because of the bombings on the Japanese cities and she wanted to help china recover from the effect * Learned the Chinese language * She lived in Beijing
Agriculture * She made gadgets to help milk her husbands cows * She made farm tools out of war weapons * She worked on a farm * She found iron from war planes and made tools Major accomplishments to Joan Hinton * Making of the atomic bomb * Participating in the China Revolution * Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize End of her life * Has 2 kids and one kids name is “Peace” * Died June 8th, 2010 * Died of a disease * Died at the age of 88 * Got her Foreigner’s Permanent Residence Permit in Beijing at age 83 it took her 20 years
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