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Center for Advanced Study MillerComm2023: "Atomic Heritage, Secrecy, and Failure: The Huemul Atomic Project in Argentina," Trinidad Rico Director of Heritage Conservation, School of Architecture, University of Southern California

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CAS Miller Comm/Department of Physics
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory, Urbana
Mar 21, 2023   4:00 pm  
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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.


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