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Shock Physics: Power, Pressure, and People
Summer 2005
After the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear device, the U.S. determined that staying ahead in the arms race would require the best scientists and the best weapons. A new federal funding model emerged, channeling money into universities around the country for research and the training of the next generation of national scientists. By the late 1950s, WSU had started on shock-wave research.
Categories: Physics
Tags: National laboratories, Shock physics, Nuclear physics