B. Cameron Reed presents lecture on the Manhattan Project

Dr. B. Cameron Reed (emeritus professor of physics, Alma College) is an expert on the physics and history of The Manhattan Project, the United States Army's project to develop nuclear weapons during World War II. The Wayne State University Planetarium is delighted to host a lecture by Dr. Reed on March 7 at 7 p.m.

This lecture, entitled "The Manhattan Project: how nuclear physics changed the world", will discuss not only the physics developed as part of this research, but also the organizational structure of the Manhattan Project and the impacts this research program had on society and the field of physics. Dr. Reed is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the author of three books about the Manhattan Project: The History and Science of the Manhattan Project, The Manhattan Project: A very brief introduction to the physics of nuclear weapons, and The Physics of the Manhattan Project. Dr. Reed is on the advisory board of the Atomic Heritage Commission and the Executive Committee of the Forum on the History of Physics.

This free lecture is geared toward a public audience. Seating is limited so an RSVP is required. Science Under the Dome lectures are held in our 60 seat planetarium, located in room 0209 Old Main, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI.

Science Under the Dome is a free monthly public lecture series offered by the Wayne State University Planetarium during the academic year.

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