Life Long Learning Program-The Advent of the Atomic Bomb

World War II made urgent the exploitation of atomic power for military purposes. Our first class will focus on the Manhattan Project and the scientific discoveries that made harnessing nuclear energy possible. Next, we will examine the decision to use the bombs, their effects, and further development of nuclear weapons.

 Facilitator: Karen Harpp is a volcanologist and member of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate, where she has taught about the atomic bomb more than she’d care to admit. She believes science can be learned most effectively when it is viewed through the lens of current and historical events.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Hamilton Public Library, Community Room 13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346


Global and international, Academics, Natural Sciences Mathematics, Social Sciences, Politics

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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.


Free to Life Long Learning Program members, $5 per class for all others

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