News and Articles
News and Articles
AHF Launches Los Alamos Innovations Project
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the IEEE Foundation to support a Ranger in Your Pocket program on "Los Alamos Innovations." The program will focus on seven seminal technologies associated with the Manhattan Project.
"Reykjavik" at American Physical Society
Monday, January 30, 2017
On January 29, the American Physical Society (APS) organized a stage reading of AHF Board Member Richard Rhodes's play "Reykjavik" at the APS Meeting in Washington, DC. AHF's Alexandra Levy and Nathaniel Weisenberg attended the event.
Niels Bohr Announces the Discovery of Fission
Thursday, January 26, 2017
On January 26, 1939, during the Fifth Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics at the George Washington University, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr publicly announced the splitting of the uranium atom. The resulting “fission,” with its release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, heralded the beginning of the atomic age.
AHF Receives Donation of Snodgrass Collection
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation recently received a donation of a collection of memorabilia belonging to PFC James B. Snodgrass. Snodgrass served as a member of the Mounted Military Police working on site security at Los Alamos and the Trinity test site.
Los Alamos History Museum Reopens
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
After being closed more than a year for renovation, the Los Alamos History Museum celebrated its grand reopening on December 30, 2016. The reopening event at Fuller Lodge included remarks by guest speaker Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of President Harry Truman.
Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy New Year from the Atomic Heritage Foundation, and best wishes for 2017! We hope you spent the holidays doing what you love. Perhaps you played some ice hockey, as the hardy Los Alamos Ranch School students enjoyed doing in their shorts on Ashley Pond in 1924.