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Special Seminar: Aron M. Bernstein, "Nuclear Weapons: Sources of Strength or Vulnerability?"

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Special Seminar: Aron M. Bernstein, "Nuclear Weapons: Sources of Strength or Vulnerability?"
When Apr 25, 2017
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where MR418N
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Contact Phone 212-650-5586
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Aron M. Bernstein
Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


"Nuclear Weapons: Sources of Strength or Vulnerability?"

An objective overview of the nuclear arms race will be presented with an emphasis on the current escalating dangers due to nuclear weapons modernization, and a brief sketch of how nuclear weapons work. Some ironic lessons from history will be sketched too. Our current overkill capacity will be illustrated by the explosive power of one nuclear submarine. An examination of some possible pathways to nuclear conflict will be presented. If time permits current non-proliferation efforts such as the Iran agreement, and problems with North Korea will be included. A personal outlook about preventing future nuclear weapons use along with the vital role of education will be presented.


Host: Prof. Tiburzi btiburzi@ccny.cuny.edu