[Niels Bohr]On this campus, January 26, 1939, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr reported the splitting of the uranium nucleus with the release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, thus heralding the beginning of the atomic age. This announcement took place in the Hall of Government, Room 209, at the Fifth Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics organized by GWU Professors George Gamow and Edward Teller and jointly sponsored by the Carnegie Institution and the George Washington University.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322528 N 4307564|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89905000, -77.04651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.943', W 77° 2.791'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 56.58" N, 77° 2' 47.46" W|
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