Bulletin online columnist Pavel Podvig, member of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board and research associate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, received the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society at its April meeting in St. Louis.
Podvig shared the award with Anatoli Diakov, professor of physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and since 1991 the director of its Center for Arms Control, Energy, and Environmental Studies.
The two were honored "for establishing a center for scientific study of arms control, for landmark analyses, and for courage in supporting open discussion of international security in Russia." The annual award was established in 1974 by the Forum on Physics and Society as a memorial to Leo Szilard, an early member of the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, in recognition of his concern for the social consequences of science.
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.