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  • The Mystery of Detonation

The Mystery of Detonation

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM (CST)
  • Los Alamos High School Smith Auditorium 1300 Diamond Dr, Los Alamos

David S. Moore
Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow presents

The Explosion Mystery - Frontiers in Science

The Explosion Mystery - Frontiers in Science

Did you ever wonder about those huge explosions you see on TV and at the movies? Surprisingly, despite the 150 years that have passed since Alfred Nobel invented
dynamite, much of the science of detonation and explosion that leads up to those explosive spectacles remains a mystery.

This talk will lead you on a roller coaster ride through time and space as we watch molecules being crushed and rearranged, liberating the heat and gases that drive the explosion forward to its spectacular conclusion. We will explore various kinds of explosions, what is needed for a detonation, and the current state-of-the-art in experiments and modeling of detonations.

The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

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