Albert Einstein once said “If only I had known, I would have become a watchmaker”. Although nuclear weapons have fostered fear and uncertainty for more than seventy years, our actual knowledge of the world’s nuclear arsenals is based mostly on rumour, hearsay and Hollywood. The first part of this talk deals with nuclear fission and fusion, and the operation of the weapons themselves: a technical discussion presented in non-technical language. Part two then completes the story, by looking at how nuclear weapons are delivered to their targets, and describing their effects at the receiving end
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Tim
Tim Barney is fascinated by military history and technology, and has always wanted to share his passion. Following a career in the IT industry, Tim now has the opportunity to pass on some of the fascinating facts and stories he has absorbed over the years. All Tim's talks are designed for non-specialist audiences and will appeal to men and women from every walk of life.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!