These interviews were conducted by the Nuclear Princeton research team. Interviews collected by outside groups can be found dispersed throughout the resources section within the project they correspond to.

An Interview with Zia Mian

Zia Mian is a physicist who has been at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs since 1997. Throughout his career, Dr. Mian has achieved many accomplishments and titles including, but not limited to, being Co-director of Princeton University's program on Science and Global security (SGS), Co-chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, Director of the SGS’s Program Project on Peace and Security in...

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Harold Feiveson's Interview

Harold “Hal” Feiveson, is a Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus, at the School of Public and International Affairs. He was co-founder, and until 2006, co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security, where he remains a member, and is also a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He was one of the founders of the international journal, Science & Global Security, and Editor for the journal’s first twenty-one years (1989–2010). He is a Fellow of the...

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Portraits of Nuclear Scientists

By: Alan Plotz, Aaron Serianni, and Michael Tsai


The goal of this project was to document current nuclear and nuclear-adjacent research occurring at Princeton. While the Nuclear Princeton project has records of Princeton’s previous involvements with nuclear research on native communities, we want to give our audience a sense of how nuclear research is being conducted today. We interviewed professors in a variety of fields who currently work on nuclear projects about their work and how they understand the ethical...

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Wendell Long's Interview

Wendell Long, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation, was born and reared in Oklahoma. Long was an undergraduate at Princeton University from 1954 to 1958 and received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. His senior thesis advisor was Nathaniel Furman. An avid golfer, Long was on Princeton’s varsity golf team and competed at the...

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