Science History Museum is hosting a panel discussion Wednesday at 1 p.m. on “How Did a Scientist Make History in this Country?” hosted by author and history professor Daniel J. Drezner.
The event will be broadcast live online.
Drezner, whose upcoming book, “History Made: How the Invention of Science and Technology Made the World We Live In,” explores the history of the world’s most powerful technology, is a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
His book, about the rise of the atomic bomb, was recently published.
In the video discussion, Drezners comments on the history and current challenges of the discovery of the structure of carbon.
Dreier has written extensively on the atomic bombs and nuclear weapons.
In a 2009 book, Dreyer and Dreznowski examined how scientists in the early years of the Cold War learned about the nature of the bomb and how it worked.
He has previously written about the creation of a new kind of nuclear weapon, the B61-12.
Dreyer said in a statement that he is excited to share the history with his students and to engage with the broader public.
He said he hopes the conversation can serve as a catalyst for more students to engage in science education, to learn from one another, and to create an environment where scientists, engineers and researchers can flourish.
Dresner, who is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New Jersey.
His father, an astrophysicist, was an engineer who developed the first atomic bomb and worked with nuclear physicist Victor W. Bremer at the Manhattan Project, a research laboratory created to create the atomic weapons.
He worked for Bremer until 1974.
Drekner said his family has always been involved in science.
He also said he believes in the value of education, and he hopes students can gain an appreciation for science by listening to him and his colleagues discuss their work.
Dryden, who was born and raised in the United Kingdom, said she hopes her talk will spark more students, students and families to learn about science.
She said she feels lucky that she was able to have my father in a position to help me learn about the scientific method, which helped me understand that the scientific process itself was incredibly important to my life.
She added that her mother was a scientist, and that was something she was always proud of, and was proud of what I could accomplish with my science.
Dryden said her family is excited about the event.