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An Explosion in the Desert

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Science  04 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5749, pp. 784-785
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121537

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Dr. Atomic. John Adams, composer. Libretto by Peter Sellars. San Francisco Opera, co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam. San Francisco, 1 to 22 October 2005. www.doctor-atomic.com

This thought-provoking opera is centered around Oppenheimer and the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert.