Yes. I don't think there's time for it to go into the
program, but at the time the Maud Committee started...
they were thinking about some name that would be
innocuous enough not to give any information away. Some cover name. And
about that time, a telegram had been received by one physicist in England
from Niels Bohr saying that he and his family were well even
though the Copenhagen had been occupied by the German army. And ending
up saying inform Maud Rae Kent. Now that seemed very odd because
nobody knew who this lady was, Maud Rae. But either, he assumed that...
one knew her address, then you wouldn't have to say Kent. Kent is a
county in England. Or if, on the other hand, one didn't know, the address,
then saying Kent wasn't very helpful. So then people decided, this must be,
in fact, a hidden message. It must be an anagram. And tried to concoct
all kinds of anagrams on these words Maud Rae Kent, We did... Frisch
and I didn't believe it and... But this was the occasion then to pick the
name Maud for the name of the committee. The funny thing is that many
people wrote this with periods. M., A., etc. And were convinced it was an
abbreviation for Military Applications of Uranium Disintegration.