Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Los Alamos - Bradbury Science Museum

In Los Alamos we visited Bradbury Science Museum, which hosts an exhibit dedicated to the history of the Manhattan Project, as well as exhibits demonstrating the latest inventions at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Our favorite was the exhibit describing circumstances in which the Manhattan Project was born, and the story behind its set up and growth. For example, I found it incredibly interesting and thrilling to read an original of Einstein's Letter to Roosevelt, in which he warned the president of a new kind of bomb that Germans might have been working on. As a scientist, I was touched to see that we actually sometimes have something important to say and that our voices are being heard.

The History Exhibit:

The LANL Exhibit: