The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee, in collaboration with Pajarito Environmental Education Center, will host a FREE (In-Person & Live-Streamed) lecture on March 21, 2022, 7-8:30 pm on the Pajarito Plateau before the Manhattan Project. To attend this lecture in person (limited seating) or virtually, please register here.

Discussion Panel will consist of:

Fraser Goff, Geologist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired)

Dr. Fraser Goff was employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory (1978-2004) to conduct geothermal energy and volcanology research and became a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (1990), and Adjunct Professor at both the University of New Mexico (1992) and New Mexico Tech (2013). Goff worked on more than 40 geothermal systems and 15 active volcanoes during his LANL career and has spent over 38 years working in the Jemez Mountains and Valles caldera. Since 2004 he has been a geologic consultant and has worked on the State Map Program for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Ali Livesay, Ph.D., Archaeologist, Cultural Resources Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Ali Livesay is an archaeologist working with the Environmental Stewardship group at LANL. Ali specializes in the archaeology of the North American Southwest, both historical and Pre-Hispanic, and has been working in cultural resource management for over 10 years. After earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology from OU in 2017 while studying social memory in the Mimbres region of southwest New Mexico, she received a Postdoctoral appointment at LANL to complete work on a Hispanic-owned homestead. Her interests include public outreach and community archaeology, working with descendant communities, landscape archaeology, social memory, and STEM education.

Tim Martinez, Cultural Resources Advisor, San Ildefonso Pueblo

Elliot Schultz, Historian of Science, Cultural Resources Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Elliot Schultz is a Historian of Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory, responsible for producing technical histories of the laboratory’s vast campus of Cold War era buildings in compliance with the National Historical Preservation Act. Prior to joining LANL’s Cultural Resources program in 2017, he worked as a Ranger and Historian for the National Park Service in New Mexico and Arizona for 9 years. Merging his passions of history, science, and education, Elliot also serves as the lead cultural resource interpreter for the Los Alamos unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.