American Physical Society's 2014 Leo Szilard Award given to Drs. M.V. Ramana and R. Rajaraman
Dr. M.V. Ramana, a physicist and lecturer at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security and the Nuclear Futures Laboratory has received the American Physical Society's 2014 Leo Szilard Award. He shares the award with Dr. R. Rajaraman, a fellow physicist based in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University and vice-president of the Indian National Science Academy. The award was given "For outstanding contributions to promote global security issues, through critical analyses of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programs in India and associated risks in the subcontinent, and efforts to promote peace and nuclear security in South Asia through extensive engagements and writings."
National Academy of Public Administration’s 2012 Louis Brownlow Book Award for Sharon K. Weiner
Sharon K. Weiner, a former researcher in the Program and now Associate Professor at the School of International Service at American University, Washington DC, received the 2012 Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration for her book Our Own Worst Enemy?: Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise (MIT PRESS, 2011). The book is based on research by Weiner while she was at the Program first as a post-doc and then as a fellow supported by a “Scholar of Vision” award by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
2010 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award given to Frank von Hippel
Frank von Hippel has been awarded the 2010 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award by the American Physical Society "For his outstanding work and leadership in using physics to illuminate public policy in the areas of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, nuclear energy, and energy efficiency."
American Physical Society honors A.H. Nayyar and Pervez Hoodbhoy with their 2010 Joseph Burton Award
A.H. Nayyar and Pervez Hoodbhoy have been jointly awarded the American Physical Society 2010 Joseph Burton Award -- "For broadening the public understanding of science in Pakistan and for informing the public of the dangers of the nuclear arms race in South Asia."