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New Era for the Laboratory

From: Montreal and the Bomb


This chapter outlines the evolution of the project, touching on The MAUD Committee, Lew Kowarski’s work on the project, The ZEEP design, chemicals experimentation, the De Gaulle meeting, Alma Chackett’s involvement with the project, Edgar Gariepy’s photography, and the Cobalt bomb’s development, among other topics.



Gilles Sabourin

Gilles Sabourin is a nuclear engineer specialized in the safety of nuclear power plants. Montreal and the Bomb is the result of fifteen years of intensive research into the atomic energy adventure in Montreal during the Second World War. He lives in the Montreal area.