News and Articles
News and Articles
Movies Honor Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Two movies came out in 2014 highlighting the history of science and technology, "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything." "The Imitation Game" focuses on the role of genius mathematician Alan Turing in breaking the Enigma machine, which Nazi Germany used to encipher and decipher secret messages.
Reincarnation of the K-25 Plant
Saturday, February 7, 2015
On January 22, 2015, the Department of Energy-Oak Ridge hosted a meeting to review progress on implementing the commitments made in the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement to mitigate the demolition of the entire K-25 plant. Mayor Warren Gooch and City Manager Mark of Oak Ridge, Patrick McIntyre and Claudette Stager of the Tennessee Historical Commission, and some 50 others attended.
Alexander Guest House to Reopen in May
Thursday, February 5, 2015
This May, visitors will once again be welcome at the Guest House in Oak Ridge. During the Manhattan Project, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, General Leslie Groves and other notables stayed at the Guest House, renamed the Alexander Inn in 1950, when visiting the Clinton Engineer Works.
Los Alamos Historical Society Campaign Milestone
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Members of the Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) wore black shirts proclaiming "History is Here" to celebrate raising $3.5 million towards their goal of $7 million. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, over one hundred people from the community attended the "Now it Can Be Told" celebration in Fuller Lodge.
Saving Seaborg's Plutonium
Thursday, January 29, 2015
In 2012, Berkeley health physicist Phil Broughton stopped by the office of the Atomic Heritage Foundation and relayed some exciting news: he had discovered a tiny plutonium sample at Berkeley, which he believed to be one of Seaborg's first samples. In 1942, Chicago chemists Burris Cunningham and Lewis Werner purified and extracted plutonium from uranium salts.