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Title: Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

On October 31st at 4:00 pm in Panofsky Auditorium SLAC’s Colloquium Series will present the exceptional Oscar-nominated documentary The Day After Trinity. The film offers invaluable insight into histomore »ric events which have forever changed the face of our world – this screening should not to be missed. After witnessing the tremendous destructive power of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer declared “I have become death”. Still topically relevant a quarter of a century since its release, Director Jon Else’s documentary uses interviews, archival footage, and narration to reveal the internal landscape of the man whose leadership at Los Alamos, New Mexico, defined the rise of the Manhattan Project and the beginning of the Atomic Age. The Day After Trinity traces the unexpected path of Oppenheimer’s career - from his formation of the Los Alamos colony and the first successful atomic bomb detonation at the Trinity test site in 1945, to his final years spent branded as a security risk and excluded from the atomic energy research he pioneered due to his opposition to the development of the Hydrogen bomb.« less
Title: Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb
Publication Date: 2005-10-31
OSTI Identifier: 987360
Other Number(s): Other: Lec10_31_05
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Publisher: Science Videos from the SLAC Colloquium Series
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time:
System Entry Date: 2010-12-21