Doctor Atomic: The History, Science and Scientists of the Bomb

Part of the Science & the Arts Series at CUNY’s Graduate Center, this is the first of five symposia produced in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, which recently presented “Doctor Atomic”, a new opera by John Adams, which centers on the moral dilemmas surrounding the development and use of the atom bomb in World War II. Adams comments, and historians Richard Rhodes and Robert S. Norris, along with physicist Norman Ramsey, discuss the science and politics behind the bomb and the decision to use it. CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein moderates.

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