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The UB hosts the presentation of ‘That’s the story’, the documentary about the last survivor of the Manhattan project

The documentary <i>That's the story. Nobel laureated Roy J. Glauber remembers the making of the atomic bomb</i> is produced by José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics from the UB.

The documentary That's the story. Nobel laureated Roy J. Glauber remembers the making of the atomic bomb is produced by José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics from the UB.

20/02/2015

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Manhattan was the codified name of the research project conducted during the Second World War by the United States with the aim of developing the first atomic bomb. The success of the project brought about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, in which over 200,000 people died before the year was over and many continued to suffer from consequences decades later.

Now, the documentary That's the story. Nobel laureated Roy J. Glauber remembers the making of the atomic bomb, produced by José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics from the UB, offers an interview with the last survivor of the Manhattan project, Roy J. Glauber. The film includes never before seen images recently declassified.

Glauber, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005, together with John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch, for his contribution to the quantum theory in optical coherence, worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the most important research centre participating in the Manhattan project. The documentary focuses mainly on the work carried out at the centre and the scientific team behind it. It also shows audiovisual material from the Los Alamos archives which were recently declassified.

The documentary is co-directed by Maite Soto Sanfiel, professor in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the UAB, and Òscar Cusó. The Benasque Pedro Pascual Science Centre participates in the film. That's the story is distributed by Moonrise Pictures and was presented at the European Film Market of the Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Colloquium: “La bomba que va canviar el món”

On Monday 23 February, at 6.30 p.m., the film is screened in the Aula Magna Enric Casassas at the Faculty of Physics of the UB. Then, a round table talk takes place. Besides M. Teresa Soto and José Ignacio Latorre, Enric Pérez, lecturer in the Department of Fundamental Physics of the UB, and José M. Fernández, professor in the Department of Structure and Constituents of Matter of the UB, participate in the discussion.

 

Enjoy the trailer for the film.

  

 

 

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