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The Increasing Risks of Nuclear Weapons – ETH Zurich

March 5


After a long period of post-​Cold War stability, the risks posed by nuclear weapons are increasing sharply, marked by the invasion of Ukraine and a new generation of nuclear weapons being developed and deployed by Russia, China, and the United States. Physicists played an important role in nuclear debates during the Cold War; they can play an important role again in this new period of increased nuclear risk.

About the Speaker

Steve Fetter is senior visiting fellow in the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, on sabbatical leave from the University of Maryland, where he is professor in the School of Public Policy and former dean. He led the national security division in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration and served in the Department of Defense in the Clinton administration. He received an S.B. in physics from MIT and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

See more details here: https://colloquium.phys.ethz.ch/


March 5
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