Costs of Manhattan Project

Oh reason! My mind is not rolling right with physics. Apologies…attempt number three: the Manhattan Project cost roughly five billion dollars per bomb activation, pushing the WWII war effort to twenty billion dollars.[1] That is big money for “big science” in which a single scientist, or really, even a team of scientists would not find possible to amount. Only corporations of industry or the military was able to fund “big science” so the scientists – against their morals – had to turn to industry and military to complete and test their research.


Brookings Institute. “The Costs of the Manhattan Project.”,

  1. Website. 21 Jan 2016.

[1] Brookings, “The Costs of the Manhattan Project.”