COLLOQUIUM: Risks of Nuclear Weapons Use in an Era of Proliferation, Cyber Warfare and Terrorism
The United States and eight other countries that possess nuclear weapons run myriad risks every day -- risks of accidental detonations, of unauthorized launches caused by false warning, of provoking escalation between nuclear forces, and of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.
This talk examines the risks today and in future, and considers their implications for nuclear policy. Do the risks outweigh the deterrent value of nuclear weapons? Can the risks be managed or even eliminated while retaining nuclear weapons and deterrence? The answers to these questions bear strongly on the prospects for nuclear disarmament.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2013-2014 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.
- Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484