Explosives Experts Present Lecture

LANL News:

Cary Skidmore of Detonator Technology and Dan Hooks of the Associate Directorate for Weapon Engineering and Experiments will talk about Los Alamos National Laboratory’s work with explosives in a Brown Bag lecture noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The talk titled “Seventy Years of Leadership in High Explosives Science,” will look at the Laboratory’s work in the field of explosives — from creation and invention of new explosive molecules to waste treatment.

Skidmore will describe the birth of explosives science at Los Alamos and highlight historical milestones the Laboratory has achieved in the field. Hooks will give a basic introduction to key concepts in the field of explosives and describe how current research and development at the Laboratory continues to define the field.

The Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. More information on the Brown Bag Lecture series is on the museum website at http://www.lanl.gov/museum/index.shtml.

The museum opens a new explosives exhibit at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 (link to http://www.lanl.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2013/September/09.12-explosives-exhibit-at-museum.php).