Donald Hornig: Babysitter for the A-Bomb

Donald F. Hornig was a top science adviser to three Commanders-in-Chief – Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson – and taught at Princeton and Harvard, in addition to serving a six-year stint as president of Brown University. But he achieved his greatest measure of fame  as a young chemist a year out of graduate school, when he joined the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government’s top-secret effort during World War II to develop an atomic bomb. Hornig, who died …