50’s renowned physicists E.O. Lawrence and Edward Teller argued
creation of a second laboratory to augment the efforts of the
laboratory at Los
Alamos. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was established in
the height of the Cold War to meet urgent national security needs by
nuclear weapons science and technology. Tom Ramos has researched the
LLNL from the Laboratory’s Archives and he has brought
perspectives of the weapons program that have been little understood
Tom will present a historical view of the Laboratory’s first
worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he has worked on
numerous projects that supported the Defense Department. In the
1980’s Tom was
a nuclear weapons designer in the Laboratory’s X-Ray Laser
supported the Strategic Defense Initiative. Later, Tom was assigned to
Pentagon as a nuclear weapons advisor to the Secretary of Defense.
joining the Laboratory, Tom was an associate professor of physics at
Point, New York, where he taught each of the physics department’s
as well as electives in Quantum Mechanics and Nuclear Physics.
the past few
years Tom has been conducting research and writing a history of the
weapons program of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Through
interviews with past weapons designers and with extensive research into
Laboratory’s Archives, he has brought out new perspectives of the
program that have been little understood until now.
has a BS,
General Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1969 and a SM,
Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977.
17, 2018 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Sports Bar and Grill, 915 Club House Drive, Livermore, Ca
and talk $10 advance registration
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