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Rebecca Slayton

Rebecca Slayton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University.

Titles by This Author

Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012

In a rapidly changing world, we rely upon experts to assess the promise and risks of new technology. But how do these experts make sense of a highly uncertain future? In Arguments that Count, Rebecca Slayton offers an important new perspective. Drawing on new historical documents and interviews as well as perspectives in science and technology studies, she provides an original account of how scientists came to terms with the unprecedented threat of nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).