Supercomputers and apple wine

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This month’s LA Historical Society talk will focus on Bengt Carlson

By Special to the Monitor

The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the fourth talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series that will be at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.
This month’s lecture will feature Todd Urbatsch, speaking on, “Bengt Carlson: Supercomputers and Apple Wine.”
ENIAC, Fermiac, and MANIAC are among the supercomputers that have always put the Los Alamos lab at the forefront of computing. Instrumental in those as well as other great machines was Manhattan Project veteran Bengt Carlson. Carlson however, was more than just a computer guru.
He became famous for his apple wine, among other great recipes. Learn more about this remarkable mathematician as presented by Todd Urbatsch of LANL’s Computational Physics Group.
The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.