The Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction was originally founded by a Project Team of expert physicists with the support of the American Physical Society Innovation Fund and the Carnegie Corporation in October 2019.
Beginning in October 2022, the Coalition began a partnership with the Arms Control Association. The Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction works to reduce the threats from nuclear weapons by mobilizing advocacy within the physical sciences communities in the United States and internationally.
Given the civilization-ending potential of the use of nuclear weapons, we advocate for substantive changes in nuclear arsenals, force postures, and declaratory policies. We also call for fulfillment of the long-standing international obligation to achieve nuclear disarmament.
We are currently working on an advocacy campaign toward the resumption of dialogue between Russia and the United States. We can share the details soon.
We continue to offer colloquia on nuclear threat reduction at physics labs and universities particularly at physics and engineering departments.
We continue to host webinars and workshops on nuclear policy and advocacy.
As of Feb 2023, we have offered over 120 colloquia at physics labs and universities across the country. See: https://physicistscoalition.org/colloquia
We have raised awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons among thousands who have attended one of our colloquia, webinars, or other events.
We have built a network of hundreds of scientist-activists interested in nuclear threat reduction.
We have recruited 15 early-career physicists as Next-Generation Fellows and helped them/are helping them develop their skills in nuclear policy and advocacy. See: https://physicistscoalition.org/fellowship
We initiated an effort to bring over 1,000 scientists together to condemn any use and threats to use nuclear weapons and delivered it to key policymakers and government representatives. See: https://physicistscoalition.org/1000-scientists-condemn-all-threats-to-use-nuclear-weapons
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION
We offer colloquia on nuclear threat reduction at physics labs and universities particularly at physics and engineering departments.
We host webinars and workshops on nuclear policy and advocacy.
We have experts available to speak at events and briefings and also often look for experts for briefings at events that we host.