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Garwin, Richard L.
Oral history interview with Richard Garwin and Sidney Drell, 2006 May 5.
Background on their expertise with nuclear weapons development and policy; history of nuclear weapons development; circumstances for use of nuclear weapons; current nuclear policy; nuclear weapons as a deterrent for terrorists; non-proliferation; Iran, India, Pakistan, North Korea and nuclear weapons; development of new weapons technology.
Sidney Drell, born 1926. Theoretical physicist. Professor of Physics, Stanford, 1956-1963. Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1963-present. Lewis M.Terman Professor and Fellow, Stanford, 1979-1984. Co-director, Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1983-1989. Deputy Director, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-1998. Research areas: Theoretical physics, elementary particle physics, and quantum theory; national security and arms control.
Richard L. Garwin, Born 1928. Physicist; received Ph.D. in 1949, University of Chicago under Enrico Fermi. On Fermi's invitation, Garwin went to Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1950. At this time appointed faculty position at University of Chicago. According to Edward Teller, was instrumental in creating the first hydrogen bomb. In 1952 Garwin joined IBM's Watson Laboratory at Columbia University in a research capacity (until 1970), while consulting at Los Alamos and for the U.S. government on issues of military technology and arms control. Also an adjunct professor in physics at Columbia University, and a professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Garwin, Richard L.
Nuclear weapons -- History.
Nuclear weapons -- Political aspects.
Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States.
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