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Alex Wellerstein

Historian of ScienceWendover, UT

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Alex Wellerestein is an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Wellerstein specializes in the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear secrecy. His blog, “Restricted Data: the Nuclear Secrecy Blog” was founded in 2011 and features declassified documents and other interesting materials that he has come across while researching for his upcoming book, “Knowledge and the Bomb: Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, 1939-2008.”

Wellerstein recieved his B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002 and his Ph.D. from the Department of History of Science at Harvard University in 2010. 

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