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March 5, 2014, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Colloquia

MGB Auditorium

COLLOQUIUM: Risks of Nuclear Weapons Use in an Era of Proliferation, Cyber Warfare and Terrorism

Dr. Bruce G. Blair
Princeton University

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.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2014-2015 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 caustin@pppl.gov
Dennis Mueller, Chair mueller@pppl.gov
Elena Belova, ebelova@pppl.gov
Yuhu Zhai, yzhai@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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