Please see the link in my blogroll for more information about this fascinating man on whom my fictional organization, Brooklyn Capital Management, is based.  Loomis was a Wall Street tycoon, scientist and visionary who was either directly or indirectly responsible for a number of inventions that helped the Allies to victory in  World War 2.  Some of these inventions include radar, missile trajectories, and played a role in the development of the geiger counter.  Loomis built a science laboratory with his own money located in a place called Tuxedo Park, outside of New York City.  He brought in some of the leading scientists from all over the country and helped fund their work.  He also participated in some of the early meetings in the Manhattan Project.  He was also an amateur magician.