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PARIS, FRANCE 1903
Madame Curie’s greatest passion — to experiment with deadly radioactivity.

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND 1919
Ernest Rutherford and his trusty assistant Hans Geiger (armed with his Geiger counter) discover that the atom has an itsy-bitsy nucleus which holds a gigantic amount of energy.

GÖTTINGEN, GERMANY 1925
The young American J. Robert Oppenheimer arrives in Germany where physics is in an uproar. It’s Oppie!

BERLIN, GERMANY 1933
Germany has a new Chancellor and the Third Reich is born.

LONDON, ENGLAND 1933
Leo Szilard, the most annoying man on earth, has a terrifying revelation while waiting for a streetlight to change – he invents the atomic bomb.

POLAND 1939
Hitler’s armies smash into the east. World War II begins.

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO 1942
General “Greasy” Groves picks J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the atomic bomb project. It’s love at first sight.

CHICAGO 1942
The Italian dynamo Enrico Fermi creates the world’s first chain reaction in an abandoned squash court— but not without a nice break for lunch.

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO 1943
Oppenheimer starts a recruiting campaign to get the best scientists in the country to come to his secret lab in the middle of nowhere — the sales job of the century.

VEMORK, NORWAY 1943
The Heavy Water sings of his role in the Nazi atomic bomb project as Norwegian commandos plan a daring raid to blow him to bits..

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO 1944
The scientists get bomb fever as the spectre of La Bomba seduces them with her awesome sinister power.

ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO 1945
In a desert wasteland, the Bomb Squad gets ready to explode the first atomic bomb and change the world forever.