Memories of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 154;

Initially, Rickover’s submarine project was not explicitly approved by Congress but the Admiral would not be denied. He was a demanding boss and one of the things he frowned on was “nesters”. Nesters were scientists and engineers who raised families. This might cut into the time workers could dedicate to their jobs. It followed that P. Martel would have been in Rickover’s bad books because he had four children while employed by AECL. On the other hand, W.B. Lewis, the scientific boss of CRNL, would have been commendable. He never married and worked day and night. I often saw him arrive at work with three brief cases, one in each hand and a third under one arm.

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