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Bradbury Event

Apr 09, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Linda Anderman
(505) 665-9196

Event Description

From fission to software. Come talk to scientists around their work

Splitting atoms: How does an atomic bomb work? Where does its energy come from?

Join us on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when Mandie Gehring, with the Lab’s Neutron Science & Technology Group, will shed light on how fission works. Demos will help you better understand the physics of chain reactions using simple and accessible materials.

Software & supercomputing

At the same time, Teri Roberts, a software quality engineering and development specialist, will help you better understand how a computer “knows” what it’s doing.