U of M Lecture Explores Manhattan Project Using Pop Culture
A University of Minnesota lecture on “The Atomic Age” will explore the Manhattan Project using examples from comic books and 1950s science fiction films.
Taylor Distinguished Professor of physics and astronomy James Kakalios will explain the physics of the atomic bomb and the nature of radioactivity using pop culture references. The lecture focuses on the Manhattan Project, which grew to be a $2 billion, top-secret war effort that employed more than 130,000 people.
The lecture is part of the LearningLife program and takes place from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Continuing Education and Conference Center. It costs $50.
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