Oak Ridge Events

Big Ed’s Pizza Celebrates 50 Years in Oak Ridge, TN

Today, February 3, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Oak Ridge’s renowned family owned pizza restaurant, Big Ed’s. Big Ed's has been a fixture of the Oak Ridge community since 1970 when Ed Neusel, his wife Ginger, and their three sons converted the old Service Drug Store to where Big [...]

Honoring Genetics Pioneer, Legacy Scientist Liane Russell

Oak Ridge is mourning the loss of internationally recognized researcher Dr. Liane “Lee” Branch Russell. Lee passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are being planned at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. Fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria as a child, Lee eventually came to America [...]

Oak Ridge 70th Anniversary Celebrations

(As published in The Oak Ridger’s Historically Speaking column on March 1, 2019) Jim Dodson, says, “As an Oak Ridge City Councilman, I see the American Museum of Science and Energy as a great asset to our community. I would like to encourage everyone to come out on March 19 [...]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

We’re excited to report that Oak Ridge, TN is now home to the fastest supercomputer in the entire world! This June, Oak Ridge National Laboratory officially launched Summit, a $200 million supercomputer that will revolutionize research in astrophysics, energy, healthcare, and other scientific fields. Summit has unseated Sunway TaihuLight, the [...]