‘Bomb that shook the world’ – a screening at Planty 7

A presentation of the “Docs + Sience. Pioneers “. Roy Jay Glauber – an American physicist associated with Harvard University in Cambridge, Nobel laureate in physics for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence is probably the last living and active participant in the scientific Manhattan Project, whose aim was to develop the atomic bomb. The story of Glauber begins from the moment of his arrival to the desert of New Mexico, a secret research facility. Its culminating moment is the Trinity test and dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the punch line is the Nobel Prize, which Glauber received for his research in the field which had nothing to do with the research on the nuclear bomb. Studying optics Glauber seemed to seek redemption for his participation in the military project of the century. The conversation with the outstanding physicist, accompanied by his partner, Atholie Rosett, takes on a very intimate character.

The screening was followed by a discussion with Dr. Józef Płoskonka, a nuclear physicist.