Music: Atom Overture

Arthur Roberts of the University of Rochester is a man with two abiding interests: nuclear physics and music. While studying for his M.A. at Columbia in the '30s, he also found time to get a diploma at Manhattan School of Music. Even while working in the radiation laboratory at M.I.T. during the war, he managed to write a piano sonata, a quartet, two worthy operettas and some good-humored songs, including one called The Cyclotronist's Nightmare.

Last week Physicist Roberts' newest composition, An Overture for the Dedication of a Nuclear Reactor, got a fitting first...

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