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Emilio Gino Segre (1905-1989), Italian physicist, with atom bomb models at Los Alamos, USA, site of the Manhattan Project. Little Boy (left) destroyed Hiroshima, while Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki, both in Japan, on 6th and 9th August 1945, ending World War II. Segre worked on the Manhattan Project from 1942-6, helping to produce the first atomic bomb. After World War II he was appointed physics professor at the University of California. He shared the 1959 Nobel Prize for Physics, for the discovery of the antiproton.
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