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Fetter co-founds Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction

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In August, the American Physical Society (APS) announced a new partnership called the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction. Among its founding members is Steve Fetter, Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Public Policy, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies.

The coalition was created to address the lack of awareness about the risks of nuclear weapons and nuclear war in the physics community, despite physicists' historical role in arms control, the ongoing modernization of nuclear arsenals around the world, and the recent collapse of the US-Russia arms control process. "The goal of this project over the next two years is to establish a network of citizen-scientists committed to understanding and advocating for nuclear threat reduction," the founders said. "We plan to inform US physicists on nuclear threats and possible threat-reduction measures, recruit interested scientists into the coalition, and help them connect to the public debate and policy process."

You can read more about the coalition on the American Physical Society's website.


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