Guest Lecture: 'The First Dirty Bomb: Trinity'
Dr. Joseph J. Shonka will present "The First Dirty Bomb: Trinity" at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, in the Workman Center 101.
Shonka worked extensively on the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval and Assessment (LAHDRA) study and is an expert on the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. LAHDRA was a 10-year study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chapter 10 of the study focuses on the Trinity site.
He is a Senior Health Physicist/Nuclear Engineer with more than 40 years of experience. His work in nuclear engineering and health physics includes extensive experience at three national laboratories. He has served as a consultant to the NRC and DOE and for many of the commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S.
Co-sponsors of Shonka's visit are New Mexico Tech, Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker and the Socorro City Council, Tularosa Basin Downwinders, and Best Western Hotel in Socorro.
The public is welcome to attend.