University-wide, Talks & Lectures, Open to the Public, College of Arts and Letters
7 Apr 2021

What You Need to Know about The Bomb

Center for Science Writings

Zoom Link — Passcode: science

About the Event

Alex Wellerstein, assistant professor of history at Stevens Institute of Technology, is an authority on nuclear weapons, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN and other major media. He maintains the popular interactive website “NUKEMAP” (which has been viewed more than 200 million times) and blog “Restricted Data.” Wellerstein will talk about his brand-new book, Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, which legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg calls “a monumental work.” Wellerstein will cover questions such as: How did nuclear weapons secrecy change from a temporary, World War II effort to a permanent state of secrecy? How have the trends of nuclear secrecy changed over the years? Can we imagine a world without nuclear secrecy?

About the Center for Science Writings

Attracting the most notable of thinkers and communicators, the Center for Science Writings shines a light on conversations shaping the public perception of science. Launched in 2005 within the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for Science Writings draws attention to science communications, books and blogs capturing the public's attention. Prominent writers, be they journalists, scientists, engineers, philosophers or scholars, come to deliver free, public lectures about science-related issues each and every semester.  At the helm is director and science journalist John Horgan.

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