The Atomic Genius from Tuscaloosa

Get to know one of Alabama's more famous inventors

A scientist explains to newsmen the Van de Graaff two-million-volt electron accelerator at the hanford atomic energy plant near Richland, Wash., 1957. AP Photo/Ed Johnson Robert Van de Graaff demonstrates a 1.5 million-volt electrostatic generator at an alumni dinner in a ballroom at the Massachusetts Institute of…

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