FPS Invited Speaker Sessions at March and April 2019 APS Meetings

FPS Invited Speaker Sessions at March 2019 APS Meeting

The Future of U.S. Nuclear Forces: What Do We Need?
(Boston, March 7, 2:30 - 5:30 pm - chair: Frank von Hippel)

  • Steve Fetter (U Maryland) - Nuclear Modernization, ICBMs, and Launch On Warning
  • Lisbeth Gronlund (UCS) - US Plans for New Nuclear Warheads
  • Richard Garwin (IBM) - Current Nuclear Weapons Issues, and Sid Drell's Contributions
  • Stewart Prager (Princeton) - Engaging the Physics Community in Nuclear Threat Reduction

The Politics of Science Advising
(Boston, March 8, 8:00 - 11:00 am - chair: Allen Sessoms)

  • John Holdren (Kennedy School; President Obama's Science Advisor and head of OSTP) - Speaking Science to Power: Providing S&T Advice to Governments
  • Celia Mertzbacher (ORNL; former Executive Director, PCAST) - Federal Policy Making: Inside and Outside Perspectives
  • Andrew Zwicker (Princeton; New Jersey Assembly) - Advice from a Scientist-Policy Maker on Giving Advice to a Policy Maker
  • Nathan Phillips (BU) - Science Legislative Fellow Advisors for State Legislatures

Iran, North Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation
(Boston, March 8, 11:15 am - 2:15 pm - chair: Joel Primack)

  • Zia Mian (Princeton) 2019 Szilard Lectureship Award recipient - Scientists and Today’s Struggles Against Nuclear Weapons: What Would Szilard Do?
  • Scott Kemp (MIT) - Iran, North Korea, and the Renewed Challenge of Proliferation
  • Alex Glaser (Princeton) - Verification of Denuclearization
  • Rachel Carr (MIT) - Can Neutrino Detectors Strengthen the Nonproliferation Regime?
  • Frank von Hippel (Princeton) - Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime

FPS Invited Speaker Sessions at April 2019 APS Meeting

New Energy Technologies & Policies
(Denver, April 15, 10:45 - 12:33 - chair: Richard Wiener)

  • Dan Kammen (UC Berkeley) - New Energy Technologies and New Energy Policies
  • Adilson Motter (Northwestern) - North American Power-Grid Network: Failures and Opportunities
  • Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute) – Integrative Design for Radical Energy efficiency

New Challenges to International Science Collaborations
(Denver, April 13, 13:30 - 15:18 - chair: Anna Quider)

  • Amy Flatten (APS Director of International Affairs; staff, APS Task Force on Expanding International Engagement) - Long-term Strategic Planning for APS International Activities
  • Bill Colglazier (Science Advisor to the Secretary of State in the Obama administration, now at AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy) Challenges and Opportunities for International Science Collaboration over the Next Ten Years
  • Karla Hagan (2015 APS congressional fellow and current Senior Policy Advisor for Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in DC) The US-UK Science Collaboration Landscape: Status and Opportunities for the Future

FPS Prize Session
(Denver, April 14, 10:45 - 12:33 - chair: Joel Primack)

  • Shirley Jackson (RPI) - Burton Forum Award Speech
  • FPS Luncheon 12:45 - 1:30

Secrecy and Espionage in Science
(Denver, April 13, 15:30 - 7:18, co-sponsored with FHP - chair: Paul Cadden-Zimansky, FHP)

  • Alex Wellerstein (Stevens Institute of Technology) - Secrecy and the Control of Science and Technology: Lessons from History and Sociology
  • Audra Wolfe - Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science
  • Doug O’Reagan (MIT) - Allied Scientific Espionage and the Exploitation of German Technology after the Second World War

Attracting young people to Scinece and Science: Policy
(Denver, April 13, 10:45 - 12:33, co-sponsored with FECS - chair: Kevin Ludwick, FECS)

  • Meredith Drosback (AAAS SciLine, Chair APS Cong Fellow selection committee, former APS Cong Fellow) Opportunities in Public Engagement: Sharing Your Scientific Expertise with Policymakers and the Media
  • David Maiullo (Rutgers) - Physics for All: Using Physics Demonstrations to Both Excite and Educate the Public in Science and Science Policy
  • Brian Jones (CO State U) - A Warm Planet in a Cold Universe: Making Climate Change Concepts Accessible (and Acceptable) to a Wide Audience

Detecting and Protecting the Earth from Earth-Crossing Asteroids
(Denver, April 16, 10:45 - 12:33, co-sponsored with DAP - chair: David Gerdes, UMich)

  • Amy Mainzer (JPL) - Finding Near Earth Objects from Space with NEOWISE and NEOCAM
  • Finding Near Earth Objects from the Ground with ZTF and LSST
  • Defending Earth: Lindley Johnson or Lisa Pratt (NASA Planetary Defense Office) Defending Earth From Asteroids

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