LANL Office Of Experimental Sciences To Donate FERMIAC Replica To Bradbury Science Museum

Fermiac Replica

Replica of the FERMIAC that will be donated to the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo Courtesy LANL


A public ceremony will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m, Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Bradbury Science Musuem for the donation to the museum by Los Alamos National Lab’s Office of Experimental Sciences of a replica of one of the museum’s own artifacts, the FERMIAC –  a mechanical device for tracing out neutron transport paths on a table-top blueprint.

Scientists, students, historians and the public will be able to use the replica to trace the path pursued by renowned Manhattan project physicist Enrico Fermi, inventor of the Fermiac.

At the ceremony, there will be a short talk on the history of the Fermiac, a demonstration of the replica and people can meet the Los Alamos team that created it. People can also see the original 1947 Fermiac artifact at the supercomputing exhibit at the museum.