PECS Student-Faculty Dinner: “Separated Plutonium: From Nagasaki to Fuel of the Future to Disposal Headache,” Frank von Hippel
Speaker: Frank von Hippel, Professor and Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Professor of Woodrow Wilson School
Speaker Bio: Von Hippel’s areas of policy research include nuclear-arms control and nonproliferation, energy, and checks and balances in policymaking for technology. Prior to coming to Princeton, he worked for 10 years in the field of elementary-particle theoretical physics. He has written extensively on the technical basis for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament initiatives, the future of nuclear energy, and improved automobile fuel economy. He won a 1993 MacArthur fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his fields of research. During 1993–1994, he served as assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Von Hippel holds a D.Phil. in Theoretical Physics from Oxford (1962) and a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1959).