Edward C. Stone A year after Edward C. Stone started in the master's degree program at the University of Chicago in 1956 with an interest in nuclear physics, Sputnik was launched and ushered in a completely new frontier of space research. For Stone, who went on to earn a Ph.D. in physics, it was an opportunity to study the energetic nuclei trapped in the newly discovered Van Allen belts around the Earth and coming from solar flare events and from the Milky Way. The following summer, ...


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