Alan B. Carr, senior LANL historian, at the 10,000 yard Trinity West bunker. Courtesy/LAHS
Alan B. Carr, Senior Historian and Program Manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), will kick off the 2022-23 Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at Fuller Lodge, speaking on “The British Mission at Los Alamos”.
Carr said of his speech, “The Manhattan Project was a huge national effort, but it’s often forgotten that many foreign-born scientists played vital roles. In particular, the United Kingdom greatly assisted the United States in developing nuclear weapons during World War II. The British Mission to Los Alamos examines major British contributions to the Manhattan Project, in particular the valuable efforts of two dozen scientists who passed through Britain to work at Los Alamos.
During his tenure as a laboratory historian, which according to his biography began in 2003, Carr produced several publications and lectures relating to the Manhattan Project, the history of nuclear testing, and the historical evolution of LANL. He has lectured for many professional organizations and been a guest on many local, national and international radio and television shows. Before coming to Los Alamos, Carr completed her graduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Free LAHS lectures are often standing only in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Donations are gratefully accepted, with the focus this season on raising funds for the restoration of the J. Robert Oppenheimer House. The rest of the series will largely focus on Oppenheimer’s Bathtub Row neighbors.
For more information call 505.662.6272 or email [email protected].