H-Bomb Designer to Discuss Disarmament

Richard Garwin, Ph.D., an American physicist and former consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked on nuclear weapons, will discuss A Path to Nuclear Disarmament” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 in the Gen Re Forum at Norwalk Community College. This event is free and open to the public.

Garwin created the design used in the first hydrogen bomb.He later became a vocal advocate of disarmament. He worked on the development of the first spy satellites and was a pioneer in personal computing technology and touch-screen tehnology

Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama (2016) and received the National Medal of Science (2002), and La Grande Medaille De l’Academie des Sciences.

The evening also will include excerpts from the 2014 documentary, The Man Who Saved the World, filmmaker Peter Anthony’s work about Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who prevented a nuclear catastrophe in 1983.

For more information, contact NCC Professor Chris Japely at cjapely@norwalk.edu.