Recipient

HafemeisterDavid Hafemeister
California Polytechnic State University


Citation:

"For applying physics to issues of nuclear weapons proliferation, arms control, more efficient usage of our energy resources, and other matters of public policy; and for effective communication on such issues to the physics community, policy makers and the general public."


Background:

David Hafemeister received his B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1957 and his Ph. D from the University of Illinois in 1964. He is currently a Professor of Physics at California Polytechnic State University.

He was the lead on technical matters for the ratification of the START, CFE, and TTBT arms control treaties while serving as a professional staff member of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Governmental Affairs (1990 - 1993). Other arms control tasks were as the Science Advisor to Senator John Glenn (1975-77), Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of State Nye (1977 - 78), the State Department Offices of Nuclear Proliferation Policy (1979) and Strategic Nuclear Policy (1987), and at various universities.