"Moral Implications of the Manhattan Project"
This talk will be given by RET member, Bob Compton
This talk will open the floor concerning the past and future use of nuclear weapons.
Information about Bob:
The Compton family came to Oak Ridge in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. After graduating from ORHS in 1956, Bob received degrees in Physics from Berea College (BS, 1960), Univ. of Florida (MS, 1962) and Univ. of Tennessee (PhD, 1965). He was a Sr. Corporate Fellow at ORNL from 1965 to 1995 and was a Professor of Physics and Chemistry at UT from 1995 to 2016. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, APS and OSA and has received the Beams Award from the APS and the Meggers Award from the OSA. He was a visiting scientist in Amsterdam, Paris, and Denmark and was an Erskine Fellow at the Univ. of Christchurch in New Zealand. Along with John Stockdale he formed Comstock, Inc. a small scientific instrument company in 1978 which was sold to VTI in 2016.