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75 Years in 75 Minutes A Brief History of Los Alamos National Laboratory

Thursday October 18, 2018
5:00 pm

 Presenter:  Alan B. Carr,
Senior Historian,
Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Abstract:  In the summer of 1942, the Manhattan Project was created to build atomic bombs as quickly as possible.  A laboratory was created in Northern New Mexico to design, build, test and help deliver the world’s first nuclear weapons.  75 Years in 75 Minutes tells the story of how this wartime institution evolved from a weapons design laboratory, to a nuclear science laboratory, to the multidisciplinary laboratory of today.  In addition to assessing the safety and reliability of America’s stockpile, Los Alamos scientists are currently exploring the solar system, curing diseases, discovering new sources of sustainable energy and developing non-proliferation technologies.
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

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