Sholio (sholio) wrote,
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And they say fanfic isn't educational

I'm doing a little research on the Manhattan Project for a fic I'm currently working on ... actually, all I really wanted to know was how to spell Harry Daghlian's name (I'm revisiting that scene from Trinity where Rodney visits Sheppard at his quarters late at night and mentions Daghlian) but as usual when I Google for some specific minor detail, I'm kind of getting sucked into reading all the websites on it. Even if the details on what happens to people dying of radiation sickness are ... sort of horrible.

In case anyone else is curious about the guy that Rodney talked about in "Trinity" (complete with the gory details of his demise):
http://members.tripod.com/~Arnold_Dion/Daghlian/bio.html

I'm actually a little surprised that they didn't use Louis Slotin instead of Daghlian in the episode -- Slotin was a Canadian researcher on the Manhattan Project and friend of Daghlian's who died a year later in a similar way. He died a hero, stopping a supercritical experiment before it could kill others in the room. I'm sure Rodney would have thought of him.
http://www.childrenofthemanhattanproject.org/FH/LA/Louis_Slotin_1.htm
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