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Room 307, Gilman Hall, University of California

Berkeley, California
County of Alameda.
South Drive, Gilman Hall
National Register Number: 66000203
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - research facility.
Congressional District: CA-9 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
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Current use/information: http://www.berkeley.edu/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
On February 23-24, 1941, in this small research laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, the man-made element Plutonium was first identified. Had it not been for that momentous discovery at this site, neither the atomic explosives used in 1945 to end the War with Japan, nor the subsequent development of nuclear energy reactors would have been possible.


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