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UT Science Forum | presented by Quest

Sunday, 07 September, 2014

The UT Science Forum | presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments.

On September 12, Ted S. Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on "The Manhattan Project: How did it begin?" from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in the Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

Dr. Lundy is the former director of the Tennessee Technological University's Center for Manufacturing Research. He will discuss the global events that lead to the creation of the Manhattan Project starting with the scientific work by Marie and Pierre Curie to the actual project origin at Columbia University in 1939 culminating in the atomic weapons used against the Japanese to end the World War II. His talk emphasizes the key decisions made throughout the process.

The 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. Contact: Amanda Womac, or Dr. Mark Littmann, or (865)974-8156. More information on future lectures at:

This is the 81st year of the Science Forum series, established in 1933 to share scientific research with the public. It was and continues to be an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors, and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities on Fridays over lunch during the UT academic year.


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

Event Contact

Sandra McLean

Phone: (865) 607-5684
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