August 3 – August 30, 2019
Artist Talk, Friday, August 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Reception following, 7:30pm-8:30pm.
The Manhattan Project
B Reactor, brainchild of physicist Enrico Fermi, completed in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project, was the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor. It produced plutonium for the Trinity Test at Los Alamos, New Mexico and the Fat Man bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Arguably the greatest engineering feat of the 20th Century, and the most terrible, a Promethean altar of science in my hometown. It has long held a fascination.