October 21, 2005
Historic Film Screening at SLAC
On October 31st at 4:15 pm in Panofsky Auditorium SLAC’s Colloquium
Series will present the exceptional Oscar-nominated documentary The Day
After Trinity. The film offers invaluable insight into historic events
which have forever changed the face of our world – this screening should
not to be missed.
After witnessing the tremendous destructive power of the atomic bomb,
J. Robert Oppenheimer declared “I have become death”. Still topically
relevant a quarter of a century since its release, Director Jon Else’s
documentary uses interviews, archival footage, and narration to reveal
the internal landscape of the man whose leadership at Los Alamos, New
Mexico, defined the rise of the Manhattan Project and the beginning of
the Atomic Age.
The Day After Trinity traces the unexpected path of Oppenheimer’s
career - from his formation of the Los Alamos colony and the first
successful atomic bomb detonation at the Trinity test site in 1945, to
his final years spent branded as a security risk and excluded from the
atomic energy research he pioneered due to his opposition to the
development of the Hydrogen bomb.
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is
managed by Stanford University for the
US Department of Energy
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