Alain C. Enthoven

Alain C. Enthoven, 1987

Alain C. Enthoven (b. 1930) is an American economist. He was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1965, and from 1965 to 1969 he was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis. Currently he is Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

Manhattan Project Team Members

Manhattan Project Team Members, 1985

A discussion on what the world has learned about averting a nuclear holocaust. The panelists were ten MIT faculty who were members of the Manhattan Project team, which built the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, New Mexico. The lecture was opened with a screening of the film “The Day After Trinity.” Trinity was the code name for Alamagordo, New Mexico, the site of the first detonation of the plutonium bomb.

Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson, 1982

Freeman John Dyson (b. 1923) is a British theoretical physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum field theory, solid-state physics, and nuclear engineering. Now retired, he spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ.

John Kemeny

John Kemeny, 1980

John George Kemeny (1926–1992), was a Hungarian-American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964 with Thomas Eugene Kurtz. He also served as the 13th President of Dartmouth College 1970–1981 and pioneered the use of computers in college education. Dr. Kemeny chaired the presidential commission that investigated the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.