PASADENA - Robert Christy, a Caltech professor and member of the Manhattan Project team that developed the Atom Bomb has died. He was 96.

A professor of theoretical physics, Christy was recruited by Robert Oppenheimer as a member of the Manhattan Project.

The team developed a nuclear weapon during World War II.

"Christy's experience in the war led him to oppose further development of nuclear weapons," a statement from Caltech indicated. "In the 1980s he became a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Dosimetry that studied the harmful affects of radiation."

Caltech memorial: http://www.caltech.edu/content/caltech-mourns-passing-robert-f-christy-1916-%C2%AD2012'

Video of Christy: http://www.webofstories.com/play/54975'



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