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I owe a large debt of gratitude to Dr. Wertenstein, who taught me about physics and nuclear physics as well as the fundamental approach to scientific inquiry. Furthermore, he also taught me about the importance of holding ethical values as a scientist. I was truly blessed to have a teacher whom I could respect as a researcher, educator, and, above all, as a person. Ikeda: There is no happier event in life than meeting a great mentor. I met my lifelong mentor, Josei Toda, right after the war when I was nineteen years of age.
Then, a long time later, I received a letter. It was sent from Warsaw. My wife had been prevented from crossing the border, so she had never been able to leave Poland. Again at the end of 1940, I received another letter from my wife. After that, only silence. Ikeda: What a heart-rending story. You have not discussed these personal details of your past publicly before. You must have kept this buried deep in your heart. I can only imagine the depth of your regret and sorrow. As a Buddhist, I pray for your wife’s peaceful repose.
Several days after speaking with Professor Chadwick, he gave me permission to go ahead with the research and assigned me two young assistants. So, I was able to begin my research at the end of 1939. Manhattan, MAUD and projects to develop a nuclear bomb Ikeda: Then, this means that you began your nuclear development research in 1939, earlier than the Manhattan Project, which was begun in the US. Rotblat: Yes. In the US at that time, it was thought that an atomic bomb could not be manufactured due to unresolved technical difficulties.
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