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Mark Oliphant. Courtesy Australian Academy of Science
Feature: Australia’s Secret Agent of Science
Archival documents recently uncovered in the UK’s National Archives have revealed that Mark Oliphant, the Australian-born physicist, breached secrecy provisions during World War 2 to not only kick-start the Manhattan Project but also to attempt to prevent an American monopoly on nuclear technology.