NPA Seminar: Richard Rhodes, American Author and Historian, “The Los Alamos Primer”

Event time: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wright Lab (WNSL), 216 See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Los Alamos Primer was assembled in April 1943, when Los Alamos opened its doors, to brief scientists arriving at the new secret laboratory northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, about everything known up to that point about how to build an atomic bomb. Mr. Rhodes edited the lecture notes for publication in association with Dr. Robert Serber, the theoretical physicist who delivered the original lectures.
Richard Rhodes (Yale’59) is the author of twenty-six books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; and two further volumes of nuclear history. His latest book, Energy: A Human History, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2018.