Teresa Waldof’s book details her grandfather’s Manhattan Project work

Harley A. Wilhelm (1900-1995) was a professor of chemistry at Iowa State and co-founder of the Ames Laboratory. However little was identified publicly about his work on the Manhattan Challenge till after his demise.

In 2015, his granddaughter Teresa Wilhelm Waldof started researching Wilhelm’s life story, the fruit of which is her new e book. “Wilhelm’s Method: The Inspiring Story of the Iowa Chemist Who Saved the Manhattan Challenge.”

Waldof will give an writer discuss from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday on the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

You may attend in particular person or via zoom.

The Ames Historical past Museum and the Ames Public Library current the occasion in partnership.

Wilhelm and his crew devised a course of for producing pure uranium, which made potential the world’s first managed nuclear chain response.

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