Hopkins to review role of atom bombs in WWII

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By Carol A. Clark

The argument that nuclear weapons were essential to ending WWII is the topic of a talk by physicist John C. Hopkins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hopkins recently discussed the controversial subject at his Los Alamos home during a taping of the local science program, “Behind the White Coat: Conversations with Los Alamos Scientists.” The interview will air on PAC 8 in May.Hopkins opens his discussion with comments about the Manhattan Project and existing confidence in the success of bringing WWII to an end in July of 1945.“I argue that nuclear weapons were essential to ending WWII before a planned fall 1945 U.S.

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