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Haroutune Krikor Daghlian, Jr. (May 4, 1921 – September 15, 1945) was an American physicist with the Manhattan Project who accidentally irradiated himself on August 21, 1945, during a critical mass experiment at the remote Omega Site facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, resulting in his death 25 days later.

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10 Scientists Killed By Their Own Experiments

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from The New Yorker

The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

Alex Wellerstein remembers the death of Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist who succumbed to radiation sickness after an accident at Los Alamos in

Crossroads Able, a 23-kiloton air-deployed nuclear weapon detonated on July 1, 1946. This bomb used the infamous Demon core that took the lives of two scientists in two separate criticality accidents. [Via]

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from The New Yorker

The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

Alex Wellerstein remembers the death of Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist who succumbed to radiation sickness after an accident at Los Alamos in

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"Gilda", the 23-kiloton air-deployed nuclear weapon using the "demon core", detonated on July 1, 1946 during Operation Crossroads Able.