Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series Begins Sept.13

LANL senior historian Alan B. Carr at the Trinity West 10,000 yard bunker. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Alan B. Carr, Senior Historian and Program Manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), will kick of Los Alamos Historical Society’s (LAHS) 2022-23 Lecture Series 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Fuller Lodge speaking on “The British Mission to Los Alamos”.

Carr says of his talk, “The Manhattan Project was an enormous national effort, but it is often forgotten that many foreign-born scientists played vital roles. In particular, the United Kingdom greatly assisted the United States in developing nuclear weapons during World War II. The British Mission to Los Alamos examines key British contributions to the Manhattan Project, especially the valuable efforts of two dozen scientists who came by way of Britain to work at Los Alamos.” 

During his tenure as a laboratory historian, which his biography says began in 2003, Carr has produced several publications and lectures pertaining to the Manhattan Project, nuclear testing history, and the historical evolution of LANL. He has lectured for numerous professional organizations and has been featured as a guest on many local, national, and international radio and television programs. Before coming to Los Alamos, Carr completed his graduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

LAHS’s free lectures are often standing room only in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Donations are gratefully accepted, with this season’s special emphasis on fundraising for restoration of the J. Robert Oppenheimer House. The rest of the series will focus largely on Oppenheimer’s Bathtub Row neighbors.

For more information, call 505.662.6272 or email

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