He’s literally the bomb

Nobel Laureate to speak at Texas AM Texarkana

Story by Leah Crenshaw, Viewpoint editor

At only 18 years old, Roy Glauber was pulled away from his studies at Harvard University to the one place in the nation that could possibly offer better scientific opportunities: the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In 1944, he hopped in a car with fellow physicist John von Neumann and journeyed to Santa Fe, California for some of the most influential research of his life. His field of research? Calculating the critical mass of the first atomic bombs in the world. He was one of the youngest scientists to work on the Manhattan Project, which you may know as the creation of one of the most dangerous weapon in human history.

This same physicist, now a Nobel Laureate and Harvard professor, will be speaking at Texas A&M University-Texarkana on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Glauber will be discussing his time with the Manhattan Project in a presentation called “Some Recollections of Los Alamos—and the Nuclear Era.” He will also be answering questions about his work studying quantum optics. The public is invited to attend in UC Eagle Hall at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.