Joseph Laws McKibben
Joseph L. McKibben
|Died||2001 (aged 88–89)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin|
Joseph Laws McKibben (1912 – 2001) was an American physicist and engineer who worked with J. Robert Oppenheimer as a group leader on the Manhattan Project. He personally witnessed the Trinity test and flipped the switch that set off the atomic bomb at Trinity. McKibben, motivated by his daughter Karan's paralysed hands due to polio, also invented the Air Muscle in 1957.
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- "Manhattan District History, Project Y, The Los Alamos Project" (PDF). U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
- "Joe McKibben, Scientist, Trinity Site, Los Alamos, NM, Manhattan Project Veteran, Scientist, Trinity Test Eyewitness". Atomic Heritage Foundation.
- Gurstelle, William (21 May 2015). "Making a Simple Air Muscle - A father's love inspired this A-bomb maker to invent a pneumatic actuator that's used in robots today". Makezine. Santa Rosa, California, USA: Make.co. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Gurstelle, William (1 Feb 2017). ReMaking History, Volume 3: Makers of the Modern World. Canada: Maker Media, Inc., 1160. p. Chapter 9, Joseph McKibben and the Air Muscle. ISBN 9781680450682.
- "Joseph Laws McKibben". PeopleLegacy.com.