Oppenheimer: A Panel Discussion

For more information about the event, please visit https://happenings.wustl.edu/event/oppenheimer_a_panel_discussion

Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Environmental Studies

The recently released, popular Oppenheimer film sheds light on the World War II Manhattan Project, an enormous collaborative effort between the U.S. government and the industrial and scientific sectors, to develop atomic weapons. The film inspires insights, memories, queries and quandaries in all who see it, as we each bring to it different backgrounds; cultural, professional, personal, and family experiences.  

This gathering will offer our students and the extended Washington University community the chance to come together for conversation and reflections about Oppenheimer.  Panelists will offer short, 5-minute, critiques of the movie with insight provided by their expertise.  After these presentations, the discussion  will open for what is hoped will be a lively community conversation.


• Suzanne Loui, Lecturer, Environmental Studies

• Philip Skroska, Visual and Graphic Archivist, Washington University Becker Medical Library

• Lee Sobotka, Professor of Chemistry and Physics

• Jim Wertsch, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and Global Studies

Director Emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy

Moderator:  Michael Ogilvie, Professor of Physics

Please join us!

Beverages and light breakfast items will be available.

Note: This is an in-person event. There will not be a Zoom link available.

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