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Robert W. Nelson

(PS&GS 2000-2005)

Research Interests

I am a theoretical physicist now working on technical arms control and nonproliferation issues in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University.

I am also a Senior Fellow in Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations.

In an earlier life, I did research in theoretical astrophysics at Cornell University, University of Toronto, Caltech, and Princeton University.

Recent Publications

Robert W. Nelson, "Nuclear Bunker Busters, Mininukes and the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile," Physics Today Vol 56, No. 11 , pp 32-37, 2003.

Copyright (2003) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. Online article.

Robert W. Nelson, "Nuclear Bunker Busters Would More LIkely Disperse than Destroy Buried Stockpiles of Biological and Chemical Agents," Science & Global Security in press.

Robert W. Nelson, "Low-Yield Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons," Science & Global Security Vol 10. No. 1, pp 1-20, 2002.

Robert W. Nelson, "Low-Yield Earth-Penetrating Nuclear Weapons," FAS Public Interest Report, January/February 2001.