Howard A. Wilcox

Howard A. Wilcox


Howard Wilcox was an American physicist who was recruited for the Manhattan Project. Later in life he was awarded the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society's Distinguished Technical Achievement Award in 1977.

Wilcox studied at the University of Minnesota and was a teaching fellow at Harvard when he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. His wife, Evie Wilcox, came along and worked as a machinist.

After the war, Wilcox went to the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in nuclear physics, he then taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He also worked at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in China Lake, California. In 1977 he was awarded the Distinguished Technical Achievement Award for this research.

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