In August 1942, the Manhattan Project was formally established. Its mission: Build an entirely reliable atomic bomb as quickly as possible. It’s been estimated that half a million people worked on the project in some capacity at one point or another during the war at installations all over the country. The three main sites were Oak Ridge, Hanford and Los Alamos. “MANHATTAN” tells the story of the project from the Los Alamos perspective. Led by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Los Alamos technical staff of approximately 1,700 employees designed, built, tested, and helped deliver the world’s first nuclear weapons in combat only 27 months after the Laboratory held its first major technical conference. Atomic bombs helped bring history’s deadliest conflict to a victorious conclusion, but not before 60-80 million people had been killed worldwide.
Los Alamos Daily Post article on Dr Carr’s talk for SFWAF: https://ladailypost.com/lanl-senior-historian-alan-carr-discusses-manhattan-project-at-santa-fe-world-affairs-forum/
Alan B. Carr currently serves as a Program Manager and the Senior Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Los During his tenure as a laboratory historian, which began in 2003, Alan has produced several publications and lectures pertaining to the Manhattan Project, nuclear testing history, and the historical evolution of LANL. He has lectured for numerous professional organizations and has been featured as a guest on many local, national, and international radio and television programs. Before coming to Los Alamos, Carr completed his graduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Location: The SFWAF Program will be in the SFCC Board Room (#223) which is in the West Wing (Administration building) of the Santa Fe Community College.
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