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Stephen Neal

Entered the program in 2010
Stephen Neal


Stephen's research interests focus on the physical sciences and technology in the twentieth century. He is particularly interested in the Cold War period, and the connections between physics and the military. He recently completed a master's thesis on early space science, examining the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts and its relation to atmospheric nuclear testing. His work explores the impact of federal patronage on physics, and the divide it created between public and classified research.

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