‘Mankind cannot afford this eternal risk’ | Opinion

The blockbuster is currently playing in many cinemas Oppenheimer. In it it is about the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos: the development of the first three nuclear weapons: Gadget, Little Boy and Fat Man (what fool comes up with such names?). When the question arose among scientists about the risk of an uncontrollable chain reaction, the answer came – almost casually – ‘Not zero’.