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Illinois State University – A Case Study in Nuclear Proliferation: The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Responsibility of Physicists

Colloquium Abstract The first nuclear weapon was tested in Alamogordo, NM, in July 1945. In the following month, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed through the explosion of two nuclear warheads. These horrifying strikes directly led to the surrender of Japan almost 4 years after its attack on Pearl Harbor. An industrial scale effort with more than …

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Brigham Young University – The Increasing Peril from Nuclear Arms (and How Physicists Can Help Reduce the Threat)

Brigham Young University

Colloquium Abstract With geopolitical and technological changes driven by the nine nuclear weapons states, we are witnessing a new nuclear arms race and deterioration of the multi-decade arms control regime. This talk will overview basic information on nuclear arms, the current  critical situation, feasible steps to reduce the nuclear threat, and a new project to engage …

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Georgia Institute of Technology – The Increasing Peril from Nuclear Arms: And How Physicists can Help Reduce the Threat

Colloquium Abstract With geopolitical and technological changes driven by the nine nuclear weapons states, we are witnessing a new nuclear arms race and deterioration of the multi-decade arms control regime. This talk will overview basic information on nuclear arms, the current  critical situation, feasible steps to reduce the nuclear threat, and a new project initiated by …

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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

Colloquium 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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Columbia University – Dismantling the Nuclear Doomsday Machine: Scientists, the Bomb, and the Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

Abstract  Eighty years ago, physicists first worked out what it would take to build a simple nuclear weapon and the immediate effects of its use. Five years later, theory and experiment became devastating facts as the United States built, tested, and then used the first nuclear weapons to destroy cities. Today, there are nine nuclear …

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Ohio University – A Case Study in Nuclear Proliferation: The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Responsibility of Physicists

Colloquium Abstract The first nuclear weapon was tested in Alamogordo, NM, in July 1945. In the following month, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed through the explosion of two nuclear warheads. These horrifying strikes directly led to the surrender of Japan almost 4 years after its attack on Pearl Harbor. An industrial scale effort with more than …

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