Richards with Tadatoshi Akiba, mayor of Hiroshima

Linda M. Richards, Ph.D. student in History of Science at Oregon State University, has been awarded a prestigious dissertation improvement grant from the National Science Foundation.  She weathered the storm of a tough selection process and now is ready to take her research project on the road–literally.  She’ll be traveling by bus (!) to multiple locations throughout the United States, scouring libraries and archives as she goes.  She’ll also travel to Vienna, Austria, the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency.  Congratulations, Linda!  The abstract of her project is below:

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