• [19] March 19 - Cold War science diplomacy

      Assigned reading:

      L. Kowarski, "The making of CERN: An experiment in cooperation," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 11 (December 1955): 354-357, 381.

      Dominique Pestre and John Krige, “Some thoughts on the early history of CERN,” Big Science: The Growth of Large-Scale Research, eds. Galison and Hevly (1992), 78-99.

      (We will spend the bulk of this class discussing the international negotiations leading to the formation of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, the East Bloc counterpart of CERN.)

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