Interactive NUKEMAP let's you simulate a nuclear detonation

07/21/2013 - 00:00

The original NUKEMAP was created in February 2012 by me, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of nuclear weapons who works at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland (just outside of Washington, DC). I have a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley, a Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University, and I am finishing a book on the history of nuclear secrecy in the United States from the Manhattan Project through the War on Terror. Note, again, that I am a historian, not a physicist — people seem to sometimes get confused on this because of where I work. You can read more about my research on my blog, Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog. 

In July 2013, I unveiled NUKEMAP2 and NUKEMAP3D.