A Physicist in Arms Control

Wanderings in the Land of Oz

Dr. James Morgan



For the last twelve years the US and the Russian Federation have engaged in a number of activities designed to increase the control over, or totally eliminate, Special Nuclear Materials.  The activities are an interesting combination of science and national policy.  As a result, scientists have found themselves wandering in the twilight region between technology and policy.  Dr. Morgan will discuss three of these activities in which he participated: Mutual Reciprocal Inspections, Mayak Storage Facility Transparency and the Plutonium Disposition Agreement.



Bio:  Dr. James Morgan received his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Minnesota in 1968.  After which he was a research physicist at Cal Tech and then Ohio State before joining the LLNL Underground Test Program in 1977.  In 1994 he started research in arms control.



Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004, 7:00 p.m.

Pyramid Brewery, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley

Upstairs in the Board Room

Cost:  $10  (Includes food.)

RSVP to Joe Mauger at (925) 423-7682 or email mauger1@llnl.gov


The room will be open for us at 6:30.  Come early to socialize and get a stein of your favorite beer.  (Not included in cost.)  Finger foods will be served at the meeting.  We will devote a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting for people to announce job openings and for job seekers to present themselves.


Pyramid web page:  www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/berkeley.php

For scalable map, click here:


From Oakland and south and from San Francisco:

I-80 eastbound towards Berkeley/Sacramento.  Exit at Gilman Street in Berkeley.  Turn right after exit…


From Sacramento and north:

I-80 westbound towards San Francisco/Oakland.  Exit at Gilman Street in Berkeley.  Turn left after exit…


…the brewery is ahead on the left between 7th and 8th Streets.