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Oppenheimer and nuclear’s legacy: fact and fiction

July 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oppenheimer and nuclear’s legacy: fact and fiction

Join the Museum of Idaho for a screening of Cristopher Nolan’s new blockbuster film Oppenheimer, followed by a panel of local scholars discussing the film and America’s atomic legacy. Panelists include:


Jay Kunze (retired nuclear physicist and Emeritus Professor, ISU) Dr. Kunze’s research interests include underground siting of nuclear power plant parks, the health effects of low-level radiation, laser isotope enrichment of medical and industrial isotopes, and reactor designs.

Richard Meservey (retired nuclear physicist) worked for 45 years at the Idaho National Laboratory — the first half developing technologies used to measure reactor events during safety tests, and the second half managing the Decontamination and Decommissioning Program.

Sarah Robey (Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, ISU) Dr. Robey’s specialties include 20th-century U.S. history, the history of science and technology, and the history of energy. Her publications include Atomic Americans: Citizens in a Nuclear State, Cornell University Press, 2022.


  • This program will take place at the Centre Twin Theater (461 Park Ave., Idaho Falls).
  • The film has a runtime of 3 hours and is rated R.
  • All ticket proceeds go back to the Museum of Idaho.
  • Limited seating is available, so visitors are encouraged to pre-register here in order to guarantee seats. Registration is through MOI only.
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July 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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