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Night with a Nerd

Mar 14, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fuller Lodge
2132 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Tim Koeth
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event

Event Description

2019's first "Night with a Nerd" takes place March 14, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association, the museum's affiliated non-profit organization supporting STEM learning in northern New Mexico, presents 2019's first "Night with a Nerd" event. Join Tim Koeth for his presentation "The Physicists in the Basement of the High Castle," an intriguing presentation about the race between WWII United States and Germany to build the world's first atomic weapon, and how the United States succeeded where others failed.

Tim Koeth is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and in the Material Science and Engineering department where he teaches, advises PhD students, and leads a research program in accelerator science and radiological technology.   He is also the Director of the UMD Nuclear Reactor and Radiation Facilities, which includes a 250kW training TRIGA nuclear reactor, panoramic Co-60 Irradiator, 10 MeV electron Linear Accelerator, and his home built teaching cyclotron.  In his spare time he is a nuclear tourist, has collected an extensive number of atomic era artifacts, and pursues nuclear science history.

The presentation is free for Bradbury Science Museum Association members and begins at 7:00 pm. For nonmembers, the cost is $10, and you can join the BSMA online if you'd like. Please register as space is limited.

Visit www.bradburyassociation.org to register or join the BSMA.