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Seventy Years of Computing in the Nuclear Weapons Program

Jan 13, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fuller Lodge
Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Bill Archer of the Weapons Physics (ADX) Directorate
Bill Archer
505 665 7235

Event Description

Rich history of computing in the Laboratory's weapons program. The talk is free and open to the public and is part of the 2014-15 Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series.

Archer is LANL's program director for Advanced Computing and Simulation. In his talk, "Seventy Years of Computing in the Nuclear Weapons Program," Archer also will discuss the current status of computing and expectations for the near future. Archer earned his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma for research done at LANL on computational quantum chemistry. He was a post-doc at Rice University, a superconducting magnet designer at the Superconducting Super Collider and an operations research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses.