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Glenn Seaborg To Lead Symposium On History Of Manhattan Project

American Chemical Society

Hydrogen Bomb Inventor Edward Teller Also To Participate In Chemical Society Meeting

Nobel laureate and former Manhattan Project section chief Glenn T. Seaborg, the discoverer of plutonium, will participate in a symposium of scientific and historical papers addressing the history and legacy of the program that created the first atomic bomb. Its impact on chemistry, the environment, uranium metal production, and facts about the German atomic bomb effort made available since the fall of the Iron Curtain will be discussed. The panel will appear during the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world?s largest scientific society, in Boston, Aug. 23-27.

When

Monday, Aug. 24
9:00 a.m.-noon

Where

Hynes Convention Center
Room 209, 2nd Level

In addition, Manhattan Project veteran Edward Teller, whose pioneering research on the hydrodynamics of implosion paved the way for the creation of the H-bomb, will appear via live video conference at the ACS Industry Pavilion to discuss the technological and social impact of his historic discovery.

When

Monday, Aug. 24
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where

CS Industry Pavilion
Hynes Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Booth #222

For Further Information Contact:

Nancy Blount, (202) 872-4451
August 20-27: Press Room, Convention Center, Room 308
Phone: (617) 351-6808, FAX: (617) 351-6820

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