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Creation of The Manhattan Project presented at this week’s Science Forum

the-manhattan-projectDr. Ted S. Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How did it begin?” Friday, September 12 from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in the Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

Dr. Lundy is the former director of the Tennessee Technological University’s Center for Manufacturing Research. He will discuss the global events that lead to the creation of the Manhattan Project – starting with the scientific work by Marie and Pierre Curie to the actual project origin at Columbia University in 1939 – culminating in the atomic weapons used against the Japanese to end the World War II. His talk emphasizes the key decisions made throughout the process.