Science: Dangerous Knowledge

Dr. Robert J. Moon is a Chicago physicist who worked on the famed Manhattan Project. Thus, he knows a lot of "classi fied" (secret) facts about how Jo make atomic bombs. Last week he came to the rueful conclusion that his knowledge was threatening to be a bar to professional advancement.

Before and after his service on the Man hattan Project, 36-year-old Physicist Moon worked on atomic research at the University of Chicago. Last year McMasters University at Hamilton, Ont. offered him a job as head of its physics department.

Professionally, it was an attractive offer and a big step up. Bespectacled, talkative...

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