Richard Garwin


Richard Garwin

Richard Lawrence Garwin (born April 19, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio [cite news |author=William J. Broad |title=Physicist and Rebel Is Bruised, Not Beaten |url=http://www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org/news/articles/testban11.htm |work=The New York Times |date=October 8, 1999] ), is an American physicist. He received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1947 and obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1949 (where he worked in the lab of Enrico Fermi). Garwin is IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Garwin received the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for the fields of science and engineering, in 2003. Richard Garwin is author of the actual design used in the first hydrogen bomb (code-named Mike). [cite news |author=Earl Lane |title=Physicist Richard Garwin: A Life In Labs And The Halls Of Power |url=http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2006/0117garwin.shtml |work=American Association for the Advancement of Science |date=January 17, 2006]

Dr. Garwin is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. [cite web |url=http://www.thebulletin.org/about-us/board-sponsors.html |title=Board of Sponsors |accessdate=2007-02-05 |work=The Bulletin Online |publisher=Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists] He also served on the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States in 1998. He is also a member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group.

ee also

*Megawatts and Megatons

References

External links

* [http://www.fas.org/rlg/ The Garwin Archive]
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/4622_1.html Oral History interview transcript with Richard Garwin 23 October 1986, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives]
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/24292.html Oral History interview transcript with Richard Garwin 7 June 2001, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives]
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/5075.html Oral History interview transcript with Richard Garwin 24 June 1991, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives]


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