Georgia Institute of Technology – The Increasing Peril from Nuclear Arms: And How Physicists can Help Reduce the Threat
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 the American Physical Society to engage physical scientists in advocacy for nuclear threat reduction.
About the Speaker
Stewart Prager is professor emeritus of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, an affiliated faculty with the Program on Science and Global Security, a co-founder of the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction, and former director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Previously, while professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he directed the Madison Symmetric Torus experiment and the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas. His research has been in plasma physics and fusion energy, although his recent focus is on nuclear threat reduction.