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SGS Virtual Seminar — May 11, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET

May 11, 2022

The Nuclear Princeton Research Team will be sharing their work on an upcoming animated film called "Titration" at a virtual seminar hosted by the Program on Science and Global Security (SGS). This film will examine the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation, how those impacts continued to be felt today, and the role of Princeton Univeristy as a site of knowledge production that has consequences on Native and Indigenous communities....

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Photo of the quasicrystal found at the Trinity Test Site

Princeton Physicist Part of Study That Finds Rare Quasicrystal From Wreckage of First Atomic Bomb Test

May 28, 2021

Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt was part of a study that investigated the wreckage of the Trinity Test, the first atomic bomb test. The study found that the incredible heat and pressure created by the bomb's detonation formed a rare type of crystal, a quasicrystal. These types of matter are deemed "impossible" and violate our current rules that are currently used to define crystalline materials. Former...

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Inkstick: Nuclear Aesthetic A conversation with Thomas Dayzie from Nuclear Princeton by Molly Hurley

February 12, 2021
I first met Thomas Dayzie at a webinar, hosted last year by Nuclear Princeton, meant to showcase the group’s work on often overlooked parts of America’s nuclear history. Thomas specifically focuses on the intersection of art and our nuclear legacy, and in his talk, he showcased some particular works by the late Japanese American artist Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani. Thomas’ work, as well as Nagatani’s, moved me for their beauty and poignancy. I immediately knew that I had to learn more, not only... Read more about Inkstick: Nuclear Aesthetic A conversation with Thomas Dayzie from Nuclear Princeton by Molly Hurley
Princeton's small commuter line, "the Dinky," helped improve arms control monitoring. Photo courtesy of Glaser et al

Princeton’s “Dinky” train helps nuclear arms control researchers

October 28, 2020

"A team led by Alexander Glaser, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and international affairs, recently hit upon an innovative way to help inspectors count mobile nuclear missile launchers to allow more effective monitoring for movable weapons. The researchers worked with NJ Transit to use the local commuter train as a tool for the team’s...

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Indigenous Action community organizer Leona Morgan (Diné/Navajo), with Hiroshima-bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow, and ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn, ICAN Paris Forum, 14-15 February 2020.

Indigenous Students at Princeton Explore Nuclear Age Legacies

October 5, 2020

"The Program on Science and Global Security is supporting a new undergraduate student project to investigate the impacts of the nuclear age on Native Nations in the United States and Princeton’s role in helping shape this age. The project Nuclear Princeton: Indigenous Students’ Exploration of Princeton’s Nuclear Legacies is also supported by Princeton’s Council on...

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Virtual Reality Project Lets World Leaders Experience Nuclear Crisis Decision Making

Virtual Reality Project Lets World Leaders Experience Nuclear Crisis Decision Making

February 24, 2020

Sharon Weiner, former Princeton Program on Science and Global Security postdoc and award winning national security scholar led an international team that conceptualized and designed a virtual reality (VR) experience which simulates presidential decision-making in a nuclear weapons crisis. It offers first-hand experience to participants on how the decision to launch nuclear weapons could unfold following current U.S. nuclear strategy and protocols. Participants have 15 minutes in which they have the opportunity to interact with advisors, ask questions, ...

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Princeton Science and Global Security Nuclear War Simulation

September 6, 2019

Princeton Science and Global Security (SGS) developed a simulation of a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia. This simulation, presented in video format, estimates more than 90 million casualties within the first few hours of the war. Due to the nature of nuclear weapons, slow violence fatalities from the ongoing effects of nuclear fallout would result in many more deaths. The simulation is based on data from NUKEMAP and aims to demonstrate how deadly and catastrophic a nuclear war between the US and Russia...

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