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ATOMIC MUSEUM ANNOUNCES DISTINGUISHED
LECTURE WITH NUCLEAR EXPERT THOMAS F.
RAMOS, SATURDAY, OCT. 22
The Atomic Museum invites guests to an exclusive distinguished lecture as Thomas F. Ramos presents a brief history of the early years of the Cold War in the United States. Ramos will focus on events that led to the creation of a nuclear weapons laboratory in Livermore, California, which was an adjunct to Ernest Lawrence’s Rad Lab in Berkeley, California. He will also highlight the challenges faced by the early pioneers of the laboratory and discuss former President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the laboratory to meet and personally thank the physicists for helping avert a nuclear war. Ramos’ book, “From Berkeley to Berlin: How the Rad Lab Helped Avert Nuclear War,” will be available for sale and he will conduct a book signing following the event.
Thomas F. Ramos is the author of “From Berkeley to Berlin: How the Rad Lab Helped Avert Nuclear War.” In the 1980s, he was a designer for the X-Ray Laser Program for the Strategic Defense Initiative. In 1989, he assisted the secretary of energy in the resumption of Strategic Arms Reduction (START) Talks. In the 1990s, Ramos created the Counterproliferation Analysis and Planning System (CAPS) program used effectively in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lastly, in 1991, he was an advisor to the secretary of defense. Ramos also taught quantum mechanics and nuclear physics at West Point, New York. His extensive research and history provide new perspectives of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory weapons program.
Saturday, Oct. 22
1 to 3 p.m.
755 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
In-person admission is free for museum members, $5 for students and $15 for the general public. Zoom admission is free for museum members, $10 for students and $20 for the general public. To RSVP, click here.
ABOUT THE ATOMIC MUSEUM
The Atomic Museum is operated and maintained by its parent company, the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation (NTSHF), an IRS 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization chartered in Nevada. The Atomic Museum is one of 37 museums designated as an Affiliate Partner of the Smithsonian Institution and is a repository for one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history in the world. Covering nuclear history beginning with the first test at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951, the Atomic Museum’s exhibitions and programming also address current affairs related to the nuclear industry. For more information, go to www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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