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Peter Stein

Professor Emeritus

Peter Stein

Educational Background

B.S., 1952, MIT. Ph.D., 1956, MIT. Research Associate, Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, 1956-59; Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1959-62; Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1962-67; Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1967-present. Vice-Provost, Cornell University, 1981-82. Dean of the Faculty, Cornell University, 1993-98. Visiting Appointments at: Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy; Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotronen, Hamburg, Germany; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Program in Science and Technology for International Security, MIT. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, 1988; Institute for Defense Analyses, 1989-91.


Experimental particle physics; national security policy analysis; arms control; educational policy analysis


  • Physics

Graduate Fields

  • Public Affairs


  • Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)


In the last several years, I have been working on problems associated with arms control and national security policy.