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Richard L. Garwin

Richard L. Garwin is IBM Fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York; adjunct research fellow in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Andrew D. White professor-at-large at Cornell University; adjunct professor of physics at Columbia University; and a consultant to the United States government on such matters as military technology, anti-submarine warfare, arms control satellite and strategic systems, and military and civil aircraft. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Philosophical Society.

Dr. Garwin has contributed to the design of nuclear weapons and has been credited by Edward Teller, the principal creator of the hydrogen bomb, as the developer of the blueprint which made the bomb work. He has made numerous contributions to the field of physics, has published over 100 scientific papers and has been granted twenty-seven United States patents. Dr. Garwin is coauthor of the books Nuclear Weapons and World Politics, Nuclear Power Issues and Choices, Energy: The Next Twenty Years, and Science Advice to the President.