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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


Philip & Neva Abelson: Pioneers on the knowledge frontier
Spring 2003
Philip Abelson '33 developed the process, adopted by the Manhattan Project, for separating U-235 from U-238. He went on to make significant contributions to biochemistry, chemistry, engineering physics, and other fields. Neva Abelson '34 developed the test for the Rh factor in newborns. What was once Science Hall now carries their name.
Categories: Physics, Alumni
Tags: Nuclear physics, Pediatrics