Craig McConnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Liberal Studies
2000, Ph.D. History of Science, University of Wisconsin
Science in literature and science in popular culture. I am finishing a study of cosmology from the 1950s to the 1970s in which I have shown that popular and religious discussions of cosmology had an impact on subsequent technical developments in the field. I am starting a project on the public reaction to the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957 and the ensuing interactions between the space race and the cold war.