Thursday, September 7, 2017

Regents Will Consider Renewal Bid for Los Alamos

Trinity test of first atomic bomb: July 16, 1945
The University of California has been linked to what is now the Los Alamos National Lab since the World War II Manhattan Project and its connection to Prof. Robert Oppenheimer of the UC-Berkeley physics department.

UC's current management contract with the Lab and the U.S. Dept. of Energy ends in September 2018. A process has started for bids on the management of the Lab. The Regents will be reviewing the issue at its upcoming meeting. Given recent world events, especially involving North Korea, there is increased attention to such matters.

The discussion item is at:

As we always do when this issue comes up, we recommend the BBC Oppenheimer series (1980) available for free on YouTube:

Part 1: [link below]
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