0

Podcast: The Science and Engineering of Nuclear Weapons, with Stevens Associate Prof Alex Wellerstein | via @omegataupodcast

Omega Tau’s Markus Voelter has a fascinating interview-podcast with Stevens Institute’s Alex Wellerstein, a “historian of science who specializes in the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear secrecy.” (Be sure to check out Alex’s Nukemap which shows the level of destruction in your vicinity if a nuclear event were to happen.) There’s a lot of ‘science wisdom’ in this podcast, from fissionable processes to our history of understanding of nuclear potential.

Give a listen here.

In this episode we chat about the science and engineering involved in nuclear weapons. Our guest is Alex Wellerstein of the Stevens Institute of Technology. We talk about atomic bombs as well as hydrogen bombs, how to refine the necessary fuels as well as a little bit of history.

A few specific links, as mentioned on the episode:

  • Alex’ Blog nuclearsecrecy.com
  • Alex’ Nukemap
  • David Baker’s book on nuclear weapons
  • Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control.
  • Listen to the podcast here.


    Join 7,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

    CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

    Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

    Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

    Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


    Maker Business — The many, many manufacturing processes listed on Wikipedia

    Wearables — A bevel illusion

    Electronics — Don’t float!

    Biohacking — Optimizing the Warm Up

    Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython 3.0.0 released!

    Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



    No Comments

    No comments yet.

    Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.