Short Course on Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century

Sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics & Society

November 2–3, 2013 (Saturday/Sunday)
Room 213, 1957 E Street, NW
The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC

A popular technical workshop is making a repeat performance. The first two conferences on physics and nuclear weapon issues were published in American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings #104 and #178. International experts will give the technical background to understand the issues. We recommend signing up early, as it probably will sell out. The cost is $100 for 24 talks, a 400-page book, 2 lunches, plus $30 for the banquet (first 70). The event is organized by Pierce Corden (AAAS), David Hafemeister (CalPoly) and Peter Zimmerman (Kings College, emeritus). Information/registration at or by check, APS Meetings Dept., American Physical Society, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD, 20740-3844. Contact (805-544-5096) for more details.

Saturday, November 2, 8:30 am

Keynote Address: Nuclear Arms Control Issues
Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State

I. Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control
Monitoring the START Treaties
Linton Brooks, START I Chief Negotiator

Monitoring Nuclear Weapons
Dick Garwin, IBM Fellow

Modernizing the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists

Future Nuclear Weapons Policies
James Acton, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace

II. Comprehensive Nuclear–Test Ban Treaty
Seismic Monitoring: 2012 NAS Report and Recent Explosions, Earthquakes, Meteorites
Paul Richards, Columbia

Radioxenon Monitoring and the NAS Report
Ted Bowyer, PNNL

CTBT On-site Inspections
Jay Zucca, LLNL

Stockpile Stewardship and the NAS Report
Marvin Adams, Texas A&M

III. Ballistic Missile Defense
NAS Study on Ballistic Missile Defense
Dean Wilkening, LLNL

Science, Technology and Politics of BMD
Philip Coyle, CACNP

Saturday Evening Banquet: Intersection of CTBT with NPT and FMCT
Tom Graham, former ACDA General Counsel

Sunday November 3, 8:30 am

IV. Nuclear Proliferation: Evolution of the Non-Proliferation Regime
Arian Pregenzer, Sandia

North Korean Nuclear Program, Negotiations and the Role of Science
Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Foundation

Iran’s Nuclear Program and Negotiations
David Albright, ISIS

India and Pakistan’s Nuclear Programs
Zia Mian, Princeton

Monitoring Centrifuges and Blend-Down
Larry Satkowiak, ORNL

Laser and Centrifuge Enrichment
Francis Slakey, APS/Georgetown University

Monitoring the FMCT
Frank Von Hippel, Princeton

Nuclear Forensics
Jay Davis, Hertz Foundation

V. Mass Casualty Terrorism
Science and Technology for Homeland Security
Daniel Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary Homeland Security

Risks and Responses to Mass Terrorism
Peter Zimmerman, Kings College, emeritus

Terrorism and Nuclear Detection
Warren Stern, BNL

Scanning of Vehicles for Nuclear Materials
Jonathan Katz, Washington University

Conference Review and the Future
Pierce Corden, AAAS

These contributions have not been peer-refereed. They represent solely the view(s) of the author(s) and not necessarily the view of APS.