Thursday, July 21 Science On Tap: ‘Why Dinosaurs Needed Fusion Rockets, Too’


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. Join Glen Wurden of the Lab’s Plasma Physics group, to hear about “Why the dinosaurs needed fusion rockets, too.”

Originally presented last year as a TEDxLANL talk, Wurden contends that while the U.S. must continue to maintain its nuclear stockpile in an uncertain world, he’ll explain another reason they’re a necessity and why speed is important. Science On Tap is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in the heart of downtowwn Los Alamos.

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.