Partner programs: J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee’s April events

Two lectures examine the Manhattan Project and the Lab’s first director

April 1, 2022

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J. Robert Oppenheimer Los Alamos National Laboratory



Monday, April 4
Monday, April 18
Duane Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Dr.
Los Alamos, NM 87544
7 p.m.

The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee presents two lectures that explore the legacy of their namesake and the Manhattan Project.

The Lab’s senior historian, Alan B. Carr, will give his talk, “Manhattan: The View from Los Alamos of History’s Most Secret Project,” on April 4 at Duane Smith Auditorium. During World War II, the Manhattan Project was composed of several installations all over the country and three main sites at Oak Ridge, TN, Hanford, WA, and Los Alamos, NM. Carr’s lecture will tell the story of the project from the Los Alamos perspective.

On April 18, the committee welcomes writer James W. Kunetka. He will share his lecture, “Los Alamos: Robert Oppenheimer’s Greatest Legacy,” at Duane Smith Auditorium. Kunetka is the author of “The General and the Genius,” “Oppenheimer: The Years of Risk,” and “City of Fire: Los Alamos and the Birth of the Atomic Age, 1943-1945.”

The Los Alamos Historical Society is a co-sponsor of the lectures. For more information about the memorial committee and these presentations, visit the JROMC website.