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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

Siegfried S. Hecker

Photo

Dates

October 2, 1943 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hecker, Siegfried S.

Additional Forms of Names

Hecker, S. S. (Siegfried S.)

Biography

Abstract

Siegfried S. Hecker is a Research Professor at Stanford University (2005-present). Other institutional affiliations include the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include plutonium metallurgy and the nuclear arms race.

Important Dates

October 2, 1943Birth, Tomaszow (Radom, Poland).

1965Obtained BS, Case Western Reserve University (now Case Institute of Technology), Cleveland (Ohio).

1967Obtained MS, Case Western Reserve University (now Case Institute of Technology), Cleveland (Ohio).

1968Obtained PhD in Metallurgy, Case Western Reserve University (now Case Institute of Technology), Cleveland (Ohio).

1968 – 1970Appointee in Metallurgy, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

1970 – 1973Senior Research Metallurgist, Physics Department, GM Research Laboratories, General Motors Company.

1973 – 2005Supervisor, Chemical Materials Science (1973-1980); Associate Division Leader (1980-1981); Deputy Division Leader (1981-1983); Acting Chair, Center for Materials Science (1981-1983); Division Leader, Center for Materials Science (1983-1985); Chair, Center for Materials Science (1985-1986); Director (1986-1997); and Senior Fellow (1997-2005), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

2005 – presentVisiting Professor and Research Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering (2005-2015) and Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) (2007-2012), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

2009Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Tomaszow (Radom, Poland)

Undergraduate Education

Cleveland (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Cleveland (Ohio)

Employment

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Metallurgy.

Nuclear arms control.

Nuclear energy.

Nuclear nonproliferation.

Nuclear physics.

Plutonium metallurgy.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Kerr, Donald M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Knapp, Edward A.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Moss, Joel M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Nanos, G. Peter

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Robinson, C. Paul

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Zweig, George

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Additional

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Institutions

Major Positions

General Motors Corporation

Senior Research Metallurgist, Physics Department, Research Laboratories.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Associate Division Leader; Deputy Division Leader; Acting Chair, Center for Materials Science; Division Leader, Center for Materials Science; Chair, Center for Materials Science; Director; and Senior Fellow.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Appointee in Metallurgy; Supervisor, Chemical Materials Science; Associate Division Leader; and Deputy Division Leader.

Stanford University. Center for International Security and Arms Control

Co-Director.

Stanford University. Department of Management Science and Engineering

Visiting Professor and Research Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Case Institute of Technology. Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Obtained BS (1965), MS (1967), and PhD in Metallurgy (1968).

United States. Department of Energy

Received 2009 Enrico Fermi Award.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Voices of the Manhattan Project Oral History

Published Resources

Author

"Adventures in Scientific Nuclear Diplomacy," Physics Today 64 (2011): 31-37.

Conversations with History - Siegfried S. Hecker (YouTube)