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Applied Physics Seminar: The Consequences of Nuclear War

Mark Moldwin, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
335 West Hall Map
Abstract: With the end of the Cold War, fear of nuclear war has receded from the consciousness of much of society. With the Trump administration’s foreign policy (withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal, saber-rattling and then negotiations with North Korea, the attack of post-WWII international organizations and alliances, and the recent withdrawal from the Intermediate Nuclear Force agreement with Russia) the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead to just 2 minutes to midnight (the closest to catastrophe the clock has been since 1953 when the USSR first detonated a hydrogen bomb). This seminar describes the climate and space weather consequences of nuclear war to remind us of the apocalyptic fate of civilization that nuclear weapons can unleash.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Physics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Applied Physics