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Wed, Aug 02


Congregation Beth Emek


On July 21, Oppenheimer arrives at local theatres! On August 2 at 7:30 PM, learn about J. Robert Oppenheimer's life from LLNL Physicist at Cong. Beth Emek in Pleasanton, or online via Zoom.

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Aug 02, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA

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Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” opens this summer. It tells part of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s story and his role in making the atomic bomb. However, there is much more to learn. Tom Ramos, from Lawrence Livermore National Lab, will speak about Oppenheimer’s work before and after the bomb, as well as telling us about the many Jewish scientists who participated. Those Jewish scientists, many of them fleeing the Nazis (and later, Stalin), worked with Oppenheimer, and also with the beginnings of the “Rad Lab” and Livermore Lab.

Tom is a physicist whose work at LLNL spans 40 years, including the team that developed the X-Ray laser. His book From Berkeley to Berlin: How the Rad Lab Helped Avert Nuclear War will be available for purchase & signing. Doors open at 7:15.

Admission is free.

Sponsored by Congregation Beth Emek.

Co-sponsors:  CCJCC and the EBIJFF.

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