The Bulletin welcomed Lisa Randall, professor of physics at Harvard University, and Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, to its board of sponsors in late 2006.
The advisory group was founded by Albert Einstein and first led by J. Robert Oppenheimer. It is now headed by Leon Lederman, the 1988 Nobel Laureate in physics and former director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Lederman is among 18 Nobel Laureates on the 47-member board.
Earlier in 2006, the Sponsors also welcomed Stephen Hawking, best-selling author and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and Lawrence Krauss, the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University.
Randall earned her PhD at Harvard. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a past winner of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.
Greene received his PhD at Oxford University, At Columbia, he also serves as joint director of the Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP). He was awarded the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2000.
The Bulletin is now accepting submissions from high school students, college undergraduates, and graduate students for its upcoming feature, Voices of Tomorrow. One lucky author will win a trip to the 2013 Doomsday Clock Symposium.
Former Governing Board Chair Bill Revelle and his wife, Eleanor, have announced that they will double every gift made to the Bulletin before May 31 for increased coverage of climate and energy issues, up to a total of $50,000.
Dr. George Poste, Co-Director and Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems (http://casi.asu.edu/) and Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective March 2013.
Applications for the Bulletin's 2013 Leonard M. Rieser undergraduate fellowships are due March 15, 2013
Press release: The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces the time of the Doomsday Clock.