In January 2020, the Bulletin Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock was set at 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been to catastrophe.
This presentation will focus on the challenges and outlook for nuclear diplomacy with Tehran and Pyongyang, as seen from Moscow.
This presentation will provide a snapshot of the current state of affairs in finding and developing a nuclear waste disposal facility in Australia.
Adam Higginbotham speaks about his definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster; a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.
Examining the properties of current nuclear arsenals, scenarios of nuclear conflict, and calculations of the effects of nuclear explosions.
A photographic study of the land that served as the main testing site for American nuclear devices for four decades
While for some decades since the end of the Cold War debates about nuclear weapons policy receded in the public discourse, the debate has been renewed by a number of controversial steps by the Trump administration as well its challenging long-standing doctrines in the Nuclear Posture Review.
It may seem obvious that the atomic bombs ended World War II. Yet at least four other developments helped persuade Japanese leaders to surrender. Understanding the Japanese side of the story advances us well beyond American-centered analyses.
What can be learned about the nuclear devices designed and tested in North Korea? This talk will review three distinct streams of evidence: seismic and other observational data, insider accounts, and official North Korean statements. Comparing the three streams provides a largely consistent picture.
Looking at nuclear energy diplomacy as a means to build new geopolitical partnerships offers a way to understand the Middle East’s emerging nuclear landscape, proliferation potential, and the implications of nuclear partnership by states in the region with great powers.
Scientists like to proclaim that science knows no borders. Scientific researchers follow the evidence where it leads, their conclusions free of prejudice or ideology. But is that really the case? In Freedom’s Laboratory, Audra J. Wolfe shows how these ideas were tested to their limits in the high-stakes propaganda battles of the Cold War.
Andrew Brown explores how James Chadwick quietly undermined the effort of General Leslie Groves, the head of the U.S. Manhattan Project, to create a post-war American nuclear monopoly.