Peter Pella

Professor of Physics

Pella holds a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from Kent State University, an M.S. in experimental nuclear physics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has participated in research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and the Bates Linear Accelerator Facility

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Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Science, Technology, and Nuclear Weapons

Expertise: Nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons programs of Iran and North Korea, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

Education: Ph.D., Kent State University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.S., United States Military Academy

Recent Work:

Pella contributed two chapters (Nuclear Nonproliferation and The International Atomic Energy Agency) to the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace published by Oxford University Press in October 2009. A textbook, "Nuclear Weapons, Policy, and Strategy, The Uses of Atomic Energy in an Increasingly Complex World," is in publication.

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Gettysburg, PA 17325

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