Nuclear Fact and Fiction: 8 Myths About Nuclear Weapons

  • August 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Does even a small nuclear warhead destroy an entire city?

Is an anti-ballistic missile shield like the one Reagan proposed a good idea?

How does mutually assured destruction work as a strategy, and is it like the unstoppable doomsday device in Doctor Strangelove?

In his presentation “Nuclear Fact and Fiction: Eight Myths About Nuclear Weapons”, Timothy Park will discuss the technology and strategy behind the most formidable weapons on the planet, as well as what should be done to mitigate the danger they present.


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  • Peter S.

    The information presented was solid. There are areas where the presentation could be tightened a bit and some of the assumptions examined in a little more depth; overall the presentation is information-rich and gives a good explanation of the subject. The conclusions seem to me to be well thought out and in some respects can be generalized beyond nuclear weapons to other areas of life in a complex and hostile world. As with most important matters, there are no simple, easy answers that have any chance of working.

    August 6, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Went to the library. Facepalm!

    August 5, 2013

  • Ian Y.

    This meetup looks interesting as i'm a bit of a science nerd. I ran across this a while back and it looked cool:

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Peter S.

    The meeting is in a grocery store? Is there a meeting room there, or what? Just asking.

    August 5, 2013

    • Monette R.

      Yes, there is a community room just the right of the entrance. They try to hide it behind flower arrangements sometimes. But it is there. :)

      August 5, 2013

  • Tim C.

    The explanation was unclear. Is this meetup on Monday or Tuesday?

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • Monette R.

      Sorry for the confusion. The meeting is Monday, August 5.

      August 5, 2013

  • notdave

    I might make this (having an M.S. in nuclear engineering makes this one particularly appealing). As long as I don't have to work late.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Paul

    No, the meeting is Monday, TONIGHT, in the community room at the Stow-Kent Acme. The community room is across from the pharmacy, between the flower shop and the bank at the front of the store. Turn right after you enter the store. Hope to see everyone there.

    August 5, 2013

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