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A Memoir of Los Alamos in World War II


As an undergraduate physics student turned soldier, Dr. Peshkin was lucky to be sent to Los Alamos, where he worked most of the time as Richard Feynman's personal computer. In this colloquium, he will describe some aspects of the project and its aftermath and their context in the country at that time, all as illustrated by the limited experience of one then-very-young scientist.

Image on left courtesy M. Peshkin/
Image on right LANL Archival Photo

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge.

For more information, contact Stephanie Shaw at 301-975-2667.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.


Murray Peshkin
Argonne National Laboratory


Start Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
End Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Location: 10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium, Gaithersburg, VTC to Boulder, Room 1107
Format: Colloquium