Fission, Fusion & Bomb Designs Readings

Required Readings

  • Sutherland Productions and General Electric, A is for Atom, B is for Bomb Daily Motion video, 14:44, from a film produced in 1953, posted by “Propaganda Hound,” November 2, 2008.

Recommended Readings

Histories of the First Bombs

Weapons Physics and Design

  • Matthew Bunn, “How Nuclear Bombs Work: Part 1” (presentation by Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, September 10, 2013).
  • Matthew Bunn, “How Nuclear Bombs Work: Part 2” (presentation by Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, September 10, 2013).

U.S. and Russian Nuclear Weapons: A Cold War Catalog

  • Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen, Nuclear Notebook, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, December 2016.  Also see, Nuclear Notebook, interactive edition.

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