“I felt it was the beginning of something new and awful. And that we were responsible, but maybe, maybe we’d had the good fortune to have stopped the war.”
On July 16, 1945, in the New Mexico desert, in a flash “brighter than a thousand suns”, the post-war order was established. The Trinity Test had a handful of eyewitnesses and of those just a few took part in the creation of the weapons which less than a month later would destroy Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
One of them was Roy Glauber (1925 – 2018), a future Nobel Prize laureate in physics.
The film presents his extraordinary and deeply personal account of those crucial events, the story of the last surviving scientist of the legendary Manhattan Project.
ROY GLAUBER | The Bomb that Shook the World
Written, filmed, edited by Karol Jalochowski
Music by Jacek Mazurkiewicz
Produced by POLITYKA weekly, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
Running time: 47:00
Original language: English