Heated discussion on nuclear history
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 (5:29 p.m.)
Remember your roots! We’re smack-dab in the middle of nuclear history here, sitting adjacent to the Test Site and always seeming this close to Armageddon. Have a little wine and cheese and listen to experts discuss the history of the nuclear age at the Atomic Testing Museum on Tuesday.
- Lecture on the history of the nuclear age
- Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Atomic Testing Museum
Panelists include George Mason University professor Dr. Martin Sherwin, author of A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies and American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer; Sacramento City College chemist Dr. Ruth Lewin Sime, author of Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics; and Dr. Mary Palevsky, a visiting scholar in UNLV’s Department of History from 2003-2008, who directed the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project. The discussion is titled, “From Splitting the Atom to the Cuban Missile Crisis: Writing the First Quarter-Century of the Nuclear Age” and promises to be ... hot.