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University of Wisconsin-Madison – Actionable Ideas for Nuclear Threat Reduction

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstract  This talk provides a brief overview of the resurgent role of nuclear weapons in national security strategies, the threat that it poses to the public, and potential risk mitigation approaches. Recent events, including U.S. withdrawal from arms control treaties and the pursuit of new nuclear weapons capabilities in the nine nuclear weapons states, suggest …

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Brigham Young University – The Increasing Peril from Nuclear Arms (and how physicists can help reduce the threat)

Brigham Young University

Abstract  With geopolitical and technological changes mostly driven by the nuclear weapons states, we are witnessing a new nuclear arms race and deterioration of the multi-decade arms control regime. This talk will describe the current critical situation, feasible steps to reduce the nuclear threat, and a new project sponsored by the American Physical Society to …

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Texas A&M University – The Continuing Risk of Nuclear War (and how physicists, acting as citizen-scientists, can help reduce it)

Texas A&M University

Abstract “With the end of the Cold War and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the public, including most physicists, and Congress, assumed, the danger of a nuclear war had ended as well. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. Indeed, the danger of accidental nuclear war may be increasing. US and Russian strategic missiles …

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