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UT Science Forum - 'Stories from the Secret City'

Friday, 31 January, 2014

The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On January 31, 2014, Ray Smith, Y-12 National Security Complex Historian, will speak on "Stories from the Secret City" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

The talk will consist of an overview of early Oak Ridge history including stories of how the East Tennessee location was selected and the predictions of the "Prophet of Oak Ridge." Many Ed Westcott historical images will form the basis of the visuals and be the backdrop for the stories of the history of Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project. There will be mention of the Cold War era and today's Oak Ridge missions. A primary focus will be on the Y-12 National Security Complex but with some Oak Ridge National Laboratory history included as well. The nonproliferation efforts, which are joint efforts of ORNL and Y-12, will be featured, time permitting.

The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public.

Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.

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Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN 37996

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Sandra Allen McLean

Phone: (865) 607-5684
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