Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual



Roy Glauber - Proyecto Manhattan
That's the story
Nobel laureate Prof. Roy J. Glauber, the last living scientist from the Theory Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, explains how was the project about the development of the atomic bomb.

Production: @benasque.org
Director: MarŪa T. Soto-Sanfiel, “scar Cusů
Executive producer: Josť Ignacio Latorre

    Short pitch

       Nobel laureate Prof. Roy J. Glauber is the last living scientist from the Theory Division of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. His clear, fluent and articulate narration brings first hand information on the life at Los Alamos, the main scientific characters there, the Trinity test of the first ever nuclear weapon, the bombing of Japan and the political aftermath of the project. Glauber's account is documented with audiovisual material recently declassified from the Los Alamos Archive.


  •    In October 1941, President Roosevelt approved a crash program -known as the Manhattan project- to develop an atomic bomb. Nobel laureate Roy J. Glauber was only 18 when he joined the project. He is the last living person from the Theory Division at Los Alamos and the last person to tell first hand his insight of how the bomb was constructed. Glauber's perfect narration covers the daily life at Los Alamos, the relation among the famous scientists (Oppenheimer, Teller, Fermi, Bethe, Feynman,...) that worked in the project and the feelings that came to them on the day of the Trinity first test. He further goes into the political aftermath, including the hearings against Oppenheimer. Glauber's account is only punctuated by original videos recently declassified at the Los Alamos Archive. The documentary 'That's the story' brings, in some sense, the last true voice telling the story of how the first atomic bomb was made.

  • Screenings

       CCBPP, Benasque
       Higgs Center, University of Edinburgh
       CERN, Geneva
       IFAE, Bacelona
       CP3-Origins, Odense
       Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

       Max Planck at Erlangen (Germany)

       ICFO, Spain

       (future screenings)
       IFT, Madrid
       University of Oxford
       UB, Barcelona

    Screenings for students

       Universitat AutÚnoma Barcelona
       Institut Vil.la Romana, La Garriga


    This documentary is currently distributed by Twelve Oaks Pictures SL.
    It is being presented at the Berlinale by Moonrise Pictures



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      • Gobierno de Aragnnn
      • Ministerio de educacion y ciencia
      • DPH
      • Ayuntamiento de Benasque
      • Universidad de Zaragoza
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      • CCBPP Location


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