General Physics Colloquium: Preventing nuclear war
Colloquium by Gunnar Westberg, Sahlgrenska Academy of Medicine, Univiversity of Gothenburg
The consequences of a nuclear war have largely been forgotten. We have been close to a global nuclear catastrophe several times since 1945. Most people do not know of the global impact of a “limited” nuclear war, involving only one percent of the nuclear arsenal. Scientists have on several occasions warned of the danger, most recently in the appeal promoted by Max Tegmark.
As long as nuclear weapons are allowed to exist, they threaten the survival of mankind. A prohibition of nuclear weapons, as demanded in the recent UN convention, may increase our chances of survival.
Do scientists have a special responsibility here?
PJ, lecture hall,
11 October, 2018, 13:15
11 October, 2018, 14:00