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Garwin, Richard L.
Oral history interview with Richard L. Garwin, 1991 June 24.
Focussed interview on Garwin's work with JASON. Discussion includes: origin of JASON; funding; problems of access to documents; JASON reports; the electronic battlefield and sensors in Vietnam, 1967; arms limitation (U.S. Navy); and JASON's administrative structure.
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. Member of the President's Science Advisory Committee, the Defense Science Board, and the National Academy of Science; Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Garwin, Richard L.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
United States. Navy
Arms control -- United States.
Science and state -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Technology.
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