Robert F. Christy

 

 

Age: 96

 

Summary: former physics professor at the California Institute of Technology who helped to design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II and became an early recruit to the U.S. government research project called the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Laboratory to develop atomic weapons during the war.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: May 14, 1916

 

Died: October 3, 2012

 

Location: Pasadena, California