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Science On Tap - From Trinity to Artificial Joints

WHEN:
Jul 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA
SPEAKER:
Nathaniel Morgan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
CONTACT:
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
CATEGORY:
INTERNAL:
Science on Tap series

Event Description

From Trinity to artificial joints: How computational mathematics has transformed our world.

Both computational physics and mathematics played a major roll in the construction of the Trinity bomb. Not only do these specialties have deep roots in our history, but they continue to transform our world today. Designing modern buildings, airplanes, car engines, artificial human joints, and biological implants, using MRI scanning software, radiation therapy and even creating cartoons is all done using computational mathematics. The world we know has changed in ways people never imagined as a result of the ability to solve mathematical equations using computers. Join us at this month's Science on Tap to find out more!

This installment of Science on Tap will be held on Thursday, July 16, starting at 5:30 PM at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico. It will take place as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest running July 16-18, 2015. A 3-day festival featuring interactive demonstrations, a drone agility course, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids, families and individuals interested in life-long learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math. For the full schedule of events, visit the Los Alamos ScienceFest website at www.losalamossciencefestival.com.


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each week. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, this series begins each evening with an informal 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. Admission is free and open to the general public. 

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