Science: Workshop

The 6,000-acre site on Long Island which used to be Camp Upton, a vast World War II reception center, is now mostly a collection of slatternly abandoned barracks. But its flatlands have a new destiny: on them will grow a monster of the atomic age—a workshop for the strange, powerful, ominous machines of modern nuclear physics.

At Camp Upton the U.S. Government, through the Atomic Energy Commission, last week formally began a project called Brookhaven National Laboratory, which will eventually cost about $50,000,000. Nine major Eastern universities will jointly administer the laboratory, which will have a permanent staff of 300 scientists and...

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