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  • Science On Tap - The devil is in the detonators: Shaping explosions

Science On Tap - The devil is in the detonators: Shaping explosions

  • 12 Jul 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
  • UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM

Show your Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) membership card (or join on the spot—at very reasonable rates) and get $1 off your food and/or drink during Science on Tap events.

Explosives have been part of the Lab’s history since the earliest days of the Manhattan Project and were crucial to the development of an implosion-based nuclear weapon. (The Fat Man bomb used this configuration.) Seventy-five years later, high explosives are used here continually to carry out our national security mission. Join Daniel Preston, with the Lab’s Detonation Science and Technology group, who will talk about how high explosives have changed over the past decades, how they’re being used today, and how we keep our personnel safe from substances that are designed to release lots of energy really, really quickly. He’ll also touch on our work to understand and defend against the threat of homemade explosives.

Join us at UnQuarked Wine room in Los Alamos for a short, informal presentation followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion.

All ages are welcome to attend.

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