ONLINE: “What physicists can do to improve international security?”

Max-von-Laue-Vortrag im Rahmen der virtuellen 84. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Tagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM).

Th, 30.09.2021 18:30  –   Th, 30.09.2021 19:30
Prof. Dr. Steve Fetter, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
virtueller Vortrag

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Prof. Dr. Steve Fetter
University of Maryland, College Park, USA
spricht über

“What physicists can do to improve international security?”


After developing nuclear weapons, physicists were at the forefront in alerting policymakers and the public to the dangers of nuclear war. National academies, non-governmental organizations, and individual scientists helped conceive and promote arms control concepts and develop verification technologies which formed the foundation for treaties that enhanced international security and stability. That foundation is now crumbling, as treaties are discarded and a new generation of nuclear weapon systems is under development. Moreover, new security challenges are arising from emerging technologies, including quantum sensors and computing; artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics; cybersecurity; small satellites; and gene synthesis and editing. The physics community can play an important role in educating policymakers and the public about these risks and how they can be reduced.

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