Legacy of Atomic Bomb Developed at Los Alamos Forging New Relationships and Focus on New Energy Technologies
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Albuquerque, NM – July 20, 2015 August 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, developed in 1945 from the Manhattan Project, a research and development initiative to produce nuclear weapons. The project was led by Major General Leslie Groves of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. While research and production took place at more than 30 sites across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, the bomb was designed by physicist and lab director J. Robert Oppenheimer and a team of scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory. For an insightful and encouraging look at how the legacy of the bomb’s destructive power is leading to a new relationship with the lab and Japanese leaders and companies, see the July 15, 2015 article, “New Mexico, Japan bound by technology and tragedy,” by Margaret White, from The Santa Fe New Mexican, at http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-japan-bound-by-tech-and-tragedy/article_82075f61-96bf-533a-89e4-bb1f6b2c90c8.html.
Source: Santa Fe New Mexican
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Margaret Wright, The New Mexican