Atomic Heritage, Secrecy, and Failure: The Huemul Atomic Project in Argentina
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana
In the 1950s, Argentina spent considerable resources to join the nuclear era, recruiting a German scientist to deliver nuclear fusion in a secret lab on the remote island Huemul. It was dismantled a few years later. This lecture discusses the aftermath of a failed experiment, its legacies for a nuclear culture in Argentina, and the challenge of preserving nuclear heritage.
Hosted by: Department of Physics
In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management & Policy, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, Humanities Research Institute, Illinois Global Institute, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Program in Arms Control & Domestic & International Security, School of Art + Design, Spurlock Museum, University Library, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Director of Heritage Conservation, School of Architecture
University of Southern California